Hi there! Welcome to “Brown Like Me” Books! Thank you so much for visiting! My name is Jennifer, aka Mama Jenn! I am the proud mama of five beautiful “brown” children (one girl and two sets of twin boys). My hope is that you will be blessed by this collection of books I have gathered over the years featuring “brown like me” characters! I am regularly updating the site with new books. So, be sure to check back often or sign up for email notifications below.
What exactly is the “Brown Like Me” Books site about?
The site contains my personal reviews of books that my children and I have read with “brown like me” characters in them. Some of the books I read to my kids and others I didn’t feel were appropriate for my kids. But, that is the beauty of it. These are book reviews and I will give you my honest opinion about what I/we thought!
How did the site get started?
Well, here is the story. One day I was reading a book to my daughter and she got so excited and belted out, “Hey mommy, she’s brown like me!” At that point I had not really thought too much about how important it was for my daughter to read books about kids/characters who looked like her. Well, her actions clearly let me know that it was important and from that point I decided that I needed to be proactive about selecting quality books for my kids that featured characters who are “brown like me.” Hence, the “Brown Like Me” Books site was born!