“I Celebrate My Skin” by Nonku Kunene Adumetey is a book that tackles the very important subject of self-worth. Through this book, a child learns to avoid racial discrimination as well as any sense of insecurity in relation to the color of one’s skin.
What better channel to use than a colorful picture book to introduce children to the concept of racial diversity? In this book, the child learns the various colors that make up all kinds of people, as varied and as colorful as the colors in a rainbow!
This book is also educational in teaching the functions of the various organs of the body (the five senses). It imparts the importance of each one and how people use each one to get in touch with the world around them.
There are also some activities in the book that parents and children can enjoy doing together. These exercises serve not only to educate but to inspire, helping the child to understand that being different does not mean being more or less. Each one has a gift, and this is the difference that he or she can offer to the world.
My only wish was to have bigger and clearer fonts for the book so that it would be easier for children to read it even by themselves. While the font size may be adjusted in some devices, it could be considered as an area of improvement later on.
This book is recommended to raise awareness about the importance of accepting diversity as regards the color of one’s skin. With it, children could grow up with an appreciation of each person’s uniqueness and worth.
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