In a world where so many think our differences matter comes a children’s book that teaches lessons for young people and adults. The child telling the story is mixed that is she is neither black or white she says she is mixed. If she says she’s white it leaves her father out and if she says she is black then her mother is out. She embraces her identity and is proud of who she is and her features are unique to her and that’s okay.
Proud of the shape of her nose and loves the way she looks from head to toes she sees herself as being individual and loves her honey skin and curly hair. She is confident in her own appearance and does not care if people stare.
She does not say she is black or white she’s mixed. In a world where so many consider that differences matter or define a person this book comes at a time when everyone needs to step back and reflect on this and realize that who we are on the outside does not define us as a person on the inside.
They say she is be and she’s accepted for who she is and not black or white. Imagine being accepted for just being you and imagine not pretending to be one race or another. Imagine respecting both parents and raising your voice and eyes to the sky and saying you are white, you are black, you are beautiful and proud of you or as she says me!
The illustrations tell the story and author Maggy Williams relates her own personal experiences and why she wrote this book for chicory all ages and adults too in her bio section at the end of the book and in the author’s note at the start of the book.
Teachers can use this to teach valuable lessons to students when children from other countries and different races come to America and are part of a school!s family. Lessons can be taught about understanding differences and sharing customs and culture. Parents can use this to help children understand new families in the neighborhood and adults might learn the same lessons too. With what we hear in the news and the media wouldn’t it be great if everyone did not judge others by the color of their skin,
Illustrations by Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta helps bring the story to life and author Maggy Williams shares her personal reasons for writing this book and the research that helped bring it to life.
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