A couple of weeks ago, Ronan (my little one) and I attended a #MultiCultiMixer event at Kidville in Brentwood, CA. It was hosted by Sonia Smith-Kang of Mixed Up Clothing
and it included a panel discussion about raising multi-racial/cultural children, an adorable fashion show, and a reading of Taye Diggs’ new book,
Mixed Me! …by the author himself!
My boys and I love reading this book!
It’s beautifully written-lighthearted and fun with a message of self-acceptance to embrace diversity.
Since both my husband (who’s mixed Peruvian/Russian) and I were born and raised in LA, we grew-up exposed to this city’s huge melting-pot and its rich diverse culture…so it’s refreshing to see it expand into a Children’s literature.
My older son,Caiden has questioned why Daddy has blue eyes and he has brown ones…which I find cute because, although he sees a difference, he still says he and his dad are TWINS!
Mixed Me! is a great book for my family since both boys can relate to Mike and see that…
“We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right!”
Thank you again Sonia for having us!