Children’s Book Review: “The Princess and the Pea” & Black History Month

What better way to begin Black History Month than with a book review by a very talented illustrator, Rachel Isadora. I purchased Isadora’s “The Princess and the Pea” because I fell in love with the beautiful pictures of African people. I want to instill pride and self-esteem in my children so I look for books with black characters. I had this book in my possession for a few weeks, but I finally … [Read more...]

Book Review: “Chocolate Me” by Taye Diggs

First, let me begin by saying I am a fan of Taye Diggs. I think he is a great actor and many of the movies he’s acted in are some of my favorite movies. “The Best Man”, “The Best Man Holiday”, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, “Malibu’s Most Wanted” and “Brown Sugar.” I love them all. I am also a fan despite the rumors of his romantic preferences. I don’t care if he prefers white women over black … [Read more...]

A Great Children’s Book: City Angel

I love reading to my son. I especially love to read him books that point to the spiritual aspect of our existence. This week, I stumbled upon a great book for children called City Angel by Eileen Spinelli. It’s about an angel who watches over and interacts with the people in a city. One of the things that I love about this book is its illustrations. City Angel is black and wears an afro, which … [Read more...]