“There has never been a time in the world when the message of self love and acceptance wasn’t warranted and needed; and I would say that today it’s a message that’s imperative and paramount.”
"Appreciation for one's self and embracing an inexhaustible love is a tale that has been told in many ways over the ages, but every now and again someone will approach it with reinvigorated eyes and a fresh perspective that spins the tale anew for the next generation. Tiffany Burgess has done just that with her new children's book Skin Like Mine. Skin Like Mine is a children's book but as an adult I was throughly enthralled and entertained with the narrative and Ms. Burgess' inspired approach to crafting a story. Ms. Burgess' book tackles issues of race, perceived societal norms, peer pressure and self discovery head on with compassion, truth and understanding. She does not try to skirt the issues or dumb down the narrative because it's a children's book. Ms. Burgess clearly understands that children are capable of handling and navigating complex issues and situations if those issues and situations are presented with insight, care and masterful storytelling. Skin Like Mine also showcases the phenomenal artwork of Takeia Marie. Ms. Marie's illustrations leap off the page and help to fully realize this important and poignant tale. Couple Ms. Marie's art with Ms. Burgess' narrative and what you have is a book that will be passed down through the generations, discussed in schools and read to children just before bedtime, now and forevermore. I believe that Skin like Mine is a must read for children and that adults will also walk away enriched, broadened and enlightened for the experience."
Emmy Nominated Writer
Author of Conduit [A Collection of Poems and Short Stories]
"Appreciation for one's self and embracing an inexhaustible love is a tale that has been told in many ways over the ages, but every now and again someone will approach it with reinvigorated eyes and a fresh perspective that spins the tale anew for the next generation."