Colors of the Wheel
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On the night of Barack Obama's second election in 2012, a black girl stands her ground against an assault by two angry white boys. In self-defense, she kills one. Despite the facts of the case, she awaits a judge's ruling on whether she will go to trial. With her in the courtroom are her white adoptive parents and mixed-race friends and neighbors. All face their own challenges based on race, even in modern America, where black is black, brown is black and white is white. Written as a mosaic of fictional biographies, their stories shed light on the modern-day color line, each of their unique personal struggles compounded by the shade of their skin. In a post-civil rights, post-Obama America, they continue to confront the duplicity, idealism, hope and fury of the millions who face prejudice every day. Will justice be served?
Maple57 Press, 9780997379129, 330pp.
Publication Date: May 16, 2016