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Colored Summer

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Although attitudes have changed considerably since the 50's, finding out that you have a trait for a blood disease predominately predisposed to black people would shake up the average person. That's what happened to Thea Fairbanks when she went for a prenuptial physical. Thea looks to her father's family for answers. She takes her grandmother Emma Fairbanks on an outing in ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Urban Soul
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Jan 13, 2015 Claudia rated it liked it
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Thea founds herself up against a trace of Sickle Cell disease before marriage. So she goes to her grandmother Emma to find out about her family history. Thea finds herself rushing her grandmother to the emergency from her passing out. At that point the flash from the past starts up. Emma finds herself living a lie because the color of her skin. Although the outside was saying she was white but she was consider black. This happen because her mother let a white couple adopt her while she was on he ...more
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Being Black in a White World

Thea Fairbanks got the shock of her life when the doctor informed her about her blood test. Thea was a carrier of the sickle cell trait. After asking her parents, Scott and Tina, if any family members had the disease, they both laughed knowing it was a “colored” disease. You see the Fairbanks were upstanding and respectable members of the “white” community. Thea believes that her grandmother Emerald “Emma” Jackson Fairbanks holds the key to understanding why she has t
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