Colorblind by Leah Harper Bowron
ISBN: 9781943006083 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781943006090 (ebook)
ASIN: B071JNGJSD (Kindle edition)
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
The time is 1968. The place is Montgomery, Alabama. The story is one of resilience in the face of discrimination and bullying.
Using the racially charged word “Negro,” two Caucasian boys repeatedly bully Miss Annie Loomis–the first African-American teacher at the all-white Wyatt Elementary School. At the same time, using the hateful word “harelip,” the boys repeatedly bully Miss Loomis’s eleven-year-old Caucasian student, Lisa Parker, who was born with cleft palate and cleft lip.
Who will best the bullies? Only Lisa’s mood ring knows for sure.
Meet the author
Leah Harper Bowron is a lawyer and James Joyce scholar from Birmingham, Alabama. Her article “Coming of Age in Alabama: Ex parte Devine Abolishes the Tender Years Presumption” was published in the Alabama Law Review. She recently lectured on Joyce’s novel Ulysses at the University of London and the Universite de Reims. She lives in Texas and has a daughter named Sarah and a cat named Jamie. Her debut fiction book, Colorblind, was released in July 2017.
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