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Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:
"We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right."


Here, finally, is an upbeat, honest look at the experience of a mixed-race child, based on the author's and artist's experiences.

Kids love to touch Mike's hair. They sometimes ask him to choose "sides" between hanging out with black kids or white kids. But Mike just wants to be . . . Mike!

Sure to be a staple in schools and in family libraries, here's a book that's fun to read aloud and to look at, by a dynamic team who knows first-hand that mixed-race kids need to see themselves in books.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250769855
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 30/03/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture storybooks
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Square Fish
  • Pages: 32
  • Price: $17.99

Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:
"We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right."


Here, finally, is an upbeat, honest look at the experience of a mixed-race child, based on the author's and artist's experiences.

Kids love to touch Mike's hair. They sometimes ask him to choose "sides" between hanging out with black kids or white kids. But Mike just wants to be . . . Mike!

Sure to be a staple in schools and in family libraries, here's a book that's fun to read aloud and to look at, by a dynamic team who knows first-hand that mixed-race kids need to see themselves in books.

Author Information

Taye Diggs is an actor whose credits include motion pictures (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Chicago), stage (Rent, Wicked), and television (Private Practice, The Good Wife, Murder in the First). He is also the author of Chocolate Me!, which was his picture book debut. He lives in Los Angeles and New York City with his son.

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of numerous award-winning books for children, including We March, Underground, and Chocolate Me! He lives with his wife and their daughter in Kansas City, Missouri. shaneevans.com