As a child, it took Taye Diggs time to embrace his dark complexion. Now the actor is helping children accept their differences in his new children’s book, Chocolate Me. The book, which takes on issues with skin tone, is based on a poem Diggs wrote in college about being dark-skinned.  He explains where Chocolate Me came from.

In the interview he  also talks about how his mother empowered him when he felt less than because of childhood taunting and teasing. Check out the video below:

What do you think of the concept behind the book? Is this something you would read to your children or younger family member?

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