• Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

An Unconventional Librarian

Dive into Diversity

Here’s a story all littles can understand: that they are a mixture (mixer) of their mommy and daddy.

Chocolate Mixer by Jason Armstrong

The children in Chocolate Mixer, happen to be brown like chocolate milk (and who doesn’t love chocolate milk??) even though they are a mixture of a white (vanilla) mother and a chocolate (Black) father. The very BEST line in the easy to read rhyming book is the line from Dad:

“He sat me on his lap and said “my rainbow you see” we are all some kind of mixer, just look at a family.”

Isn’t that cute? Even the youngest kiddos can look at families (possibly their own) and see how everyone is different shades of color, just like a rainbow.  What a great way to discuss similarities rather than differences with the littles.  There are SO many teachable moments in this book!

Add this to your 2015 Diversity Challenge!

Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

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