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Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color

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The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories. Instead of relegating these young women of color to the margins, Adams bring their stories front and center ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Fortress Press
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Melissa Flo-bix
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rev Adams wrote a book that is for black girls, that does not shy away from the particular ministry and needs of black women, and yet is a book that should be read by everyone. In Parable of A Brown Girl she exemplifies womanist theology by making the voices of black girls the ground from which theological inquiry springs. She will teach you how to be a pastor, a minister, a thinker, a writer, and and advocate. This book should be read by all of us as we undo the myths and stereotypes of black ...more
Ashley Abercrombie
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this from the final pages of this book: "Jesus's parables are what critical race theorists call counter-storytelling-telling the narrative of people whose experiences are seldom hears. The counter-stories in this book contradict unfair characterizations and assumptions typically made about black girls, allowing these girls to shape their own trusts and reject anything that undermines the authority they have over their own lives."

Khristi does exactly this with Parable of the Brown Girl.
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Briana
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Parable of a Brown Girl is such a powerful and necessary book. All too often, the experiences and stories of black and brown girls are completely neglected. In this is book Khristi opens wide a space for these stories and experiences to be told and gives us, the reader, an opportunity to lean in and learn from them.

Chapter 3, 'Parable of the Voiceless Brown Girl', is one of my favorite chapters in the book. It starts with a poignant quote from a 16-year-old brown girl named Lyric. She says, "If
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Jill Steeley
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Parable of the Brown Girl is the most thought-provoking book I've read in a while. It examines the impact of cultural stereotypes on and the challenges of girls growing up brown-skinned in a society that seems to undervalue their uniqueness. Author Khristi Adams mines historical, cultural, and spirituals truths from the experiences of a number of girls she has worked with over the years, as well as her own. This a is must-read for everyone from teens on up, especially those who work with black ...more
Esh
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am grateful for Khristi Lauren Adams and her ministry to girls who are so often overlooked and misunderstood. The insights she provides are both illuminating and heart-wrenching. We don’t have to perpetuate the stereotypes and tropes surrounding Black girls/women. This book can help us start breaking the cycle. I wish I had a book like this 20 years ago.
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