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by Laurel Holliday




"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 growing up in world where the color of people's skin set them apart.

How do you feel when a teacher doesn't believe that you wrote the story he thinks is great?

How can you make friends and belong in a black school when your father is black and your mother is Puerto Rican?

What do you do whn you're working in the kitchen o a summer camp in Vermont, but you're not allowed to swim in the camp lake?

All the writer's pain, confusion, humiliation, and rage are vividly expressed. but many of them went on to struggle against overwhelming odds and realize their dreams. Their voices offer hope, inspiration, and a challenge to us all.

Download Dreaming In Color Living In Black And White: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America (Children of Conflict) epub
ISBN: 0671041274
ISBN13: 978-0671041274
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Biographies
Author: Laurel Holliday
Language: English
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Abridged edition (January 1, 2000)
ePUB size: 1719 kb
FB2 size: 1846 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 880
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Arador
I love the stories in this book; my students are totally engaged
I am hcv men
Dreaming In Color Living In Black And White: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America by Laurell Holliday is about a girl name Sarah. She thinks everything around her is full of darkness because of her skin color.She is a good girl and a very smart student. She does everything just to impress her teacher and all the people around her. The people don`t even care how hard she works. No matter what she does or write in school that is good or even excellent,the teachers never believe that she did it,just because she was black. One day she decided to quit her job as a cook and follow the footsteps of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. to change the world. I think the book was good because it shows us how black people suffered. I recommend this book to everyone. Everyone should read this book! BY: MOHAMED
Paster
Wow! This book was so touching and emotional. I read this book a few days ago after I saw it in the library. It consists of many different experiences of African-American people who suffered discrimination and racial abuse. It goes deep and shows you how it really was like to be them and how they felt. The *N word appears numerous of times so it might offend some people. I would really recommend this book to anyone!
Malann
This book was very exciting. It shows how blacks were discriminated. It tell story's about blacks from the 20 century or it shows you present day prejidism. This book open minds telling story's of great blacks you never even heard of. It shows how much blacks took and how blacks are taking it now. I reccommend this book to young people.