Monday, February 15, 2016

Book Review: I Like My Brown Skin Because

I Like My Brown Skin Because
Julia A. Davis
Epps-Alford Publishing
160 pages
5 stars

I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.. This book came about when the author's 4 year old grandson asked her if her brown skin ever makes her sad. Her response resulted in her writing this book and in it she shows all the ways her brown skin reminds her to be proud of it. This book is great not just for middle elementary school children, but their parents and anyone who wants a good synopsis of how African-Americans have not only endured terrible life circumstances through out American history, but made great contributions in all facets of life which have resulted in an improvement of life not only for other African-Americans, but all people in general. I definitely recommend this book and it would be an excellent resource for classroom teachers and schools and libraries in general. I can't wait to share it with my son. I am a white adoptive parent of an African-American child and this book will serve as an excellent way to talk about the difficult topics of racism and the empowerment of African-Americans.

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