The picture book, “I am Latino” is a celebration of Latino children everywhere and their various shades, cultures, and customs that define them.
While the book is for ages 4-8, it would surely serve adults as well, especially the kind who like to remind me rather often that I do not look 1) Dominican and 2) Hispanic. If I don’t look Dominican or Hispanic, why do all those little old Dominican ladies keep coming up to me asking me questions? Take that, you skeptical delusional few.
Yup, like Jews, Latinos come all shapes in colors. And there “I am Latino” will soon have a Jewish companion. Debra Darvick is working on “I love Jewish Faces,” a children’s picture book which hopes to capture Jews in all their shapes and colors. Look for it this September at URJBooksandMusic.com. Be sure that as soon as it’s out, I’ll be mentioning it again.