Experiencing the Economic Cost of Dark Skin,
This review is from: Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away (Paperback)The color of your skin often dictates the quality of your life - at least that is what they say. Norma and James had an intense love affair in the midst of the civil rights movement and the growth of Jim Crow laws. Their union created a beautiful daughter, June. Norma, an aspiring actress, soon begins to feel the repercussions of having an African American daughter. June was "taken in" by close friends, Aunt Peggy and Uncle Paul, as an informal adoptive child often done in the African American community. June Cross has experienced how your skin color and blood line can alter your life.
SECRET DAUGHTER is deeply insightful with open and honest discourse on growing up in difficult times. Cross writes with cautious prose much like caring for a deep wound that hasn't healed because of consistent irritations. Cross includes segments of letters written by Norma that show the love of a mother and "the economic cost of dark skin". As a mature journalist, Cross compassionately looked backed at lessons learned from the two communities she drifted between making her the person she is today.
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