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A White Face Painted Brown

by Kathleen Bishop

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"A White Face Painted Brown" is really a story about America’s children. It is a graphic depiction of two diametrically different worlds that co-exist in America. It is an emotionally gripping journey into the hearts and minds of children who have little awareness of the dramatic abnormalities that weave the fabric of their everyday lives. It is also an astonishing story about the profound power of innocence – that precious light born into a child’s heart that allows them to play, laugh, and to love in spite of their pain. While adults struggle to navigate their way over racial boundaries, the children in "A White Face Painted Brown" quietly pass right through them unnoticed. In spite of much of the hype about ghetto children, " A White Face Painted Brown" exposes a side of ghetto life rarely seen by those who have never lived there. When you grow up with people you learn to see the subtle things they say and do that reveal motives behind their actions. You learn to appreciate the difficult and painful choices they sometimes are forced to make. You come to realize that what often appears as cold and heartless is really an attempt to protect what dignity and love a ghetto person is able to salvage. As a result, you develop a deep and penetrating compassion that adds a dimension to your perception of all people. "A White Face Painted Brown" is a roller coaster ride that twists and turns at the most unexpected moments. What you will learn about ghetto children from this book goes far beyond the academic. The courage, strength, and the beautiful light that brightly shines in so much darkness will make this a book you will never forget.

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