A few days ago I had another emotional and seminal moment with my son. For his bedtime story I read him a book I wrote titled Chocolate Me. The book is about a time in my life when I lived in a neighborhood where no one looked like me and resulted in me getting made fun of.
My mother then sat with me and convinced me to embrace my differences and that I should love the qualities and features I have regardless of what others thought. The book is directed towards young people from 4 years and up. I’m excited for Chocolate Me to come out this fall, but I was more excited to read it to my son. He may be too young to understand the complexities but he loves it when I read it to him.
Over the next few months, I want to use this site as a place to talk about Chocolate Me and the issues raised by the book. Plus, I have some other surprises up my sleeve. Stay tuned. (Source)
Taye’s book (published by McMillan/Feiwell & Friends) is due out for release this September.