On this issue of using food words to describe skin color, has anyone read The Colors of Us by Karen Katz? The back of the book promises a “tasty tale that showcases the many shades of the skin we’re in,” and GoodReads says it gives children a “positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s perspective.”
Here’s the Amazon page for it. Check out the “Look Inside!” feature to read the similes the author uses for skin color. They include many references to food, a practice usually vehemently rejected by writers on Tumblr. What do you think?