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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 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.

Synopsis:

"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.

Synopsis:

These true stories from every part of America tell what it was like growing up in a world where the color of people's skin set them apart.<P>How do you feel when a teacher doesn't believe that you wrote the story he thinks is great?<P>How can you make friends and belong in a black school when your father is black and your mother is Puerto Rican?<P>What do you do when you're working in the kitchen of a summer camp in Vermont, but you're not allowed to swim in the camp lake?<P>All the writers' 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-198).

About the Author

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: Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries; Children of ?The Troubles?: Our Lives in the Crossfire of Northern Ireland; and Children of Israel, Children of Palestine: Our Own True Stories. Those 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 Holliday?s fourth title in the Children of Conflict series, Children of the Dream: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America. Laurel Holliday is also the author of Heartsongs, an international collection of young girls? diaries, which won a Best Book for Young Adults Award from the American Library Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Sticks and Stones and Words and Bones

Amitiyah Elayne Hyman

My First Friend (My Blond-Haired, Blue-Eyed Linda) Marion Coleman Brown

Silver Stars

J. K. Dennis

Warmin? da Feet o? da Massa

Toni Pierce Webb

Freedom Summer

Sarah Bracey White

The Lesson

Dianne E. Dixon

Little Tigers Don?t Roar

Anthony Ross

Hitting Dante

Aya de Leon

All the Black Children

Antoine P. Reddick

Boomerism, or Doing Time in the Ivy League

Ben Bates

Fred

LeVan D. Hawkins

In the Belly of a Clothes Rack

Crystal Ann Williams

Child of the Dream

Charisse Nesbit

A True Friend?

Mia Threlkeld

A Waste of Yellow: Growing Up Black in America

Linnea Colette Ashley

Black Codes: Behavior in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Caille Millner

Selected Chronology

Credits

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671041274
Author:
Holliday, Laurel
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Holliday, Laurel
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Children of Conflict Young Readers
Series Volume:
1c
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 3.815 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , "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.

"Synopsis" by , These true stories from every part of America tell what it was like growing up in a world where the color of people's skin set them apart.<P>How do you feel when a teacher doesn't believe that you wrote the story he thinks is great?<P>How can you make friends and belong in a black school when your father is black and your mother is Puerto Rican?<P>What do you do when you're working in the kitchen of a summer camp in Vermont, but you're not allowed to swim in the camp lake?<P>All the writers' 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.
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