From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Brown Sugar Babe
Rebroadcast of February, 2021 interview with Charlotte Sherman who wrote "Brown Sugar Babe" for beautiful brown-skinned children.

Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say, “I’m pink, ” I wondered if she just liked the color pink, or, if even in the New Millennium, brown-skinned children still disbelieved the beauty of their skin.  Then I read that the color brown was the least favorite color of Americans. How could that be? The world is chock-full of so much glorious brown."

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