cover image Mixed Me!

Mixed Me!

Taye Diggs, illus. by Shane W. Evans. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-04719-9

“See, my dad’s a deep brown and my mom’s rich cream and honey. Then people see me, and they look at us funny.” Diggs and Evans follow 2011’s Chocolate Me! with a boy’s utterly self-confident ode to his family and himself. Mike has his mother’s red hair, and it spills across the pages like a cumulus crowd as he races around the neighborhood and the soccer field—this is a boy on the move. Mike’s unerring sense of self (“I’m a beautiful blend of dark and light”) and the powerful love that surrounds him make this a rewarding, valuable read for families of any makeup. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. Illustrator’s agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Oct.)