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  • Writer's pictureShameer Bismilla


Honeysmoke" by Monique Fields, illustrated by Yesenia Moises – an enchanting journey of self-discovery and embracing the uniqueness within. 💕🎨 This beautiful children's picture book tackles questions about identity, specifically focusing on the perspective of biracial children. It's a story that resonates universally, guiding all children to celebrate their individuality. Representation is crucial, and books like "Honeysmoke" provide the opportunity for biracial and multiracial kids to see themselves reflected and empowered. Among the many #ownvoices books I've read, this one holds a special place in my heart. Fields has artfully crafted a narrative acknowledging the challenges interracial children face when forging their identities, reminding them that their uniqueness is something to be proud of. Words hold power, and in "Honeysmoke," the main character embarks on a journey to understand her own color and find her own voice. The swirly, magical illustrations add an extra layer of charm to this captivating story.


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