This absolutely beautiful picture book is such a lovely story about loving the skin that you're in.

It specifically addresses colorism and shows a lot of the ways people with darker complexions get marginalized even amongst people from the same ethnicity and background. There's a story within the story, a myth that shows why we should value light and dark, and there are several sections that really hit home for the little girl in me who once thought she'd be prettier and happier if she had a different skin color.

The whole book is gorgeously drawn, but the illustrations for the myth are particular standouts.

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