An Adorable Children’s Book That Tackles the Color Complex

Tackling the color complex for the kiddos.
Tackling the color complex for the kiddos.
Hi Meltingpot Readers,

I think you all know I’m working on a book about colorism in families and right now I’m in the research phase. That means I’m deep diving into all thing colorism related, specifically how colorism manifests in African-American families (I’ll be moving on to colorism in Latino families next.). So, imagine my great delight in stumbling upon this wonderful children’s book called, Same Difference by Calida Garcia Rawles. The book is about two little brown cousins, one dark and one light, who learn a positive lesson about color differences. The story is told in verse and is simple but sweet and the illustrations are lovely. But don’t take my word for it. You can watch the author read the book to a group of preschoolers in this video. Enjoy!

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4 Thoughts to “An Adorable Children’s Book That Tackles the Color Complex”

  1. Thanks for for a great post! I love it. I do believe that in Asia, where I live, this issue should also be addressed.

  2. AN

    I am excited and anticipating your new book. Colorism definitely plagues the black community for obvious reasons – slavery. And there is colorism with Indians and Asians as well. It’s good that there are books teaching children about this topic.

    1. Ms. Meltingpot

      Thanks, AN. Colorism definitely doesn’t discriminate and affects all people of color and White people too. That’s why we need to create opportunities for more inclusive dialogue around change.

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