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Actor Taye Diggs has joined the ranks of the celebrity children’s book authors.

Diggs chronicles one boy’s struggle to fit in with those around him because of his race in the new book ‘Chocolate Me!’, and he hopes the story will help his own 2-year-old son, Warner, when he begins school.

He says,”You should be proud and embrace your differences regardless if race or religion or if something is looked upon as a handicap.”

And Taye Diggs admits the project was inspired from his own personal hardships.

He adds, “The book is about a time in my life when I lived in a neighborhood where no one looked like me and (it) resulted in me getting made fun of… My mother then sat with me and convinced me to embrace my differences and that I should love the qualities and features I have regardless of what others thought.”