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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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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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I enjoyed this book. It deals with the intra racial prejudice that people have to endure and they difficult choices that have to make while trying to find their true identity.
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