The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale hosted a MAMARAZZI® event with actor Taye Diggs and illustrator Shane W. Evans for their latest children’s book ‘Mixed Me‘. The story, which is based on Taye’s son, is about the life of a mixed raced little boy named Mike.
The kids at Mike’s school call him Mixed-Miked because his parents don’t match. But, Mike doesn’t see it like that. He sees himself as awesome and will tell anyone who questions his identity, “I’m a beautiful blend of dark and light, I was mixed up perfectly, and I’m JUST RIGHT!”
The story and the vibrant illustrations are just perfect! All families will enjoy it, as it teaches children to love everything about themselves. It will also allow for healthy dialogue between parent and child about diversity and acceptance.
While at the event we had the pleasure of having Taye and Shane read the book aloud and afterward having them answer a couple of questions about how to instill confidence and self-love in children. We even got a signed copy of the book and took a picture with Taye! Such an exciting afternoon!
Watch the video below for the full event via The MOMS