Hold tight for a ride based in the 1960s with today's book of the day, "When They Bully: Secrets in Black and White," by Regina Smith. This is truly a must-read and will take you on a journey of love... but not exactly what you think. Take a look.
When They Bully: Secrets in Black and White – October 13, 2020
by Regina Smith (Author)
In the late 1960s, the United States was still having protests regarding racial injustices, including marriage rights. A year after the Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriages were legal, racial tensions were prevalent for a 12th grade African American student in Wood Oak, Louisiana. Nell Jefferson finds herself in a secret relationship with a popular Caucasian jock who is a member of one of the town’s most hated and racially prejudiced families. Will their relationship remain hidden long enough for them to get married, or will they also fall victim to the tragedy for failing to adhere to the historically established rules of interracial marriages in the Deep South?
· Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
5.5 x 0.23 x 8.5 inches
Independently published (October 13, 2020)
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2020
The book explores the consequences of teenage love in a hostile environment.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am an African American writer born and raised in Louisiana. I enjoy writing books that bring up topics that people are often afraid to have open discussions about which includes the following: bullying, interracial relationships, racial discrimination, colorism, child abuse, etc. My books are used to bring about awareness and moral thinking. My characters, both good and evil, serve a purpose for the reader as moral teachers. It is up to the reader to determine which path they want to take, regardless of what my characters do in the stories.