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Dreaming In Color Living In Black And White: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America

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"I constantly questioned myself as a child. All of the positive images of poeple I'd seen were white. To be beautiful, ou not only had to be stick-skinny, with no behind, you had to have long silky blong hair and blue eyes, a thin nose, and thin lips. I just didn't measure up." -- Charisse Nesbit, Maryland These true stories from every part of America tell what it was like ...more
Paperback, Abridged, 208 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Simon Pulse
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This is a powerful book. African American writers vividly describe childhood experiences that divide friends and classmates by race. One woman writes about being called the n word by her best friend, while another relates how her grandmother used drastic measures to straigten her hair before she played with a white child. After one writer spent hours on a writing assignment, her white teacher asked her to read it in front of the class only to accuse her of cheating. Other contributors talk about ...more
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Laurel Holliday, formerly a college teacher, editor, and psychotherapist, now writes full time in Seattle.

She is the award-winning author of the Children of Conflict series. The three volumes were collected and abridged in the Archway Paperback edition titled Why Do They Hate Me?: Young Lives Caught in War and Conflict. Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White is an abridged edition of Hollid
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