Thursday, September 17, 2009

Color Me Brown Links (2)

Every Thursday you will find Color Me Brown Links. This feature grew out of our Color Me Brown Challenge, which was a call to action issued by me for readers to blog brown. CMB was a huge success and my hope is that we continue to build on this momentum.This week's links:

Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad reviewed by Jill at Rhapsody In Books.
She was born in 1950 in Philadelphia. Her father, George Moore, was involved in a car crash that left him a paraplegic when Bebe was just ten months old. Soon thereafter, her parents separated. Her father moved back to his childhood home in North Carolina. As a young girl, she spent every summer with her father.

The Other Side of Paradise reviewed by Imani Perry at The Defenders Online.
Staceyann Chin’s memoir, The Other Side of Paradise is a kuntsleroman, the coming-of-age story of an artist. It begins with her early childhood. Staceyann and her older brother are being reared by their efficiently loving and spiritually devout grandmother, two small poor children in rural Jamaica. By memoir’s end she has attended the most elite University in the Caribbean, found her actor’s voice through a theatrical production of Barbadian poet Kamau Braithwaite’s The Arrivants, and is departing for New York City.

Biracial Picture Books featured in Renee's Multicultural Minute #4 at Shen Books.
Down To The Bone reviewed by oyceter at Sakura of Doom.
Laura Amores is kicked out of Catholic school when a nun finds a note sent to her from her girlfriend, Marlena. She's then kicked out of the house by her mother. She manages to find shelter with her best friend Soli, and she spends most of the book trying to figure out her sexuality and what communities she wants to belong to.

Once a month, I will randomly pick a reviewer to receive a free book from our Prize Bucket. If you find a review you think we should feature, write me at

Happy reading.


Anonymous said...

How can people say they can't find books by authors of color?? Here I think I know about most, not all but most, books by authors of color, and here you find _The other side of paradise_! Does that not look fascinating?!

Color Online said...

The Other Side of Paradise is one of the best memoirs I've read to date. Really impressive. Hope you get a chance to read it.