Based on a true life story: As if growing up in the hood wasn't hard enough, as a biracial half White, half Black girl, LaMonica Powers has to also navigate finding her identity (whatever that means). She's not accepted in the suburban White schools her mama carts her off to and she's not fully accepted by the Black community either. Add in a heaping of undiagnosed ADHD, a cup of discipline dealt out "southern style", throw in some seeds of God given talent and intellect - and you've got … [Read more...] about Poor Little Mixed Girl by LaMonique Mac
Open Season by Maryann Miller From the award-winning author, Maryann Miller, comes the first book in a critically-acclaimed mystery series. Embroiled in a serial murder case, Dallas homicide detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson come to terms with public and personal racial unrest as they track a serial killer and try to make a partnership work. Think "Lethal Weapon" set in Dallas with female leads. "Readers will want to see more of these engaging female cops." Publisher's Weekly "Try … [Read more...] about Open Season by Maryann Miller
Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a Bronx tenement pre "rise of Obama", his sights are set far beyond the trappings of a humble upbringing. Collegiate dreams combined with falling in love with a white classmate put him strongly at odds with his father. He incurs Lionel Johnson's wrath for the sins of ambition and daring to be with Janet Mitchell. Seeing unrealized goals reincarnated in the eyes of … [Read more...] about Patches of Grey by Roy L. Pickering Jr.