Join us for this Hummingbird Hour, where we will discuss the book “Learning to Love All of Me”, with its author, Jacqueline Dougé.

In this middle-grade children’s book: Twelve-year-old Sydney Taylor is used to people questioning if she’s white because of her light skin and curly hair. Afterall, no one else in her family looks like her. Despite her physical appearance, Sydney has always known she is black, naturally, because her family is black. But lately, she’s starting to question her racial identity. From her best friends declaring her hair too white to be braided, to a classmate’s twisted logic about a racial slur, Sydney is more confused than ever. 

You can purchase the book here

Dr. Jacqueline Dougé

Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician with over 20 years of experience, speaker and writer. She formerly served as the Deputy Health Officer at the Frederick County Health Department and Bureau Director and Medical Director of Maternal Child Health at the Howard County Health Department. Dr. Dougé holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Medical Degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Rutgers University. She has been featured in several media outlets (e.g. CNN, NPR, NY Times, Washington Post  and Today Show) and is the founder of What is Black, LLC, a production company that develops and produces stories across podcasts, film, books, television, and digital platforms that centers and celebrates Black families.

Dr. Dougé’s experiences include creating What is Black? a parenting podcast focused on issues important to raising Black children, co-author the AAP Policy Statement The Impact of Racism of Child and Adolescent Health ,public health, health disparities, and media. In addition, she’s an in-demand speaker on the topic of racism and children’s health. She has served in several volunteer and leadership roles, including Chair of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP) Committee to Achieve Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Co-chair of AAP Public Health Special Interest, Practical Playbook National Advisory Committee Member, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and Past President of the Maryland Public Health Association.