Today is the official launch day of my new book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families (Beacon)! *Yay* Technically, it’s been a lifetime in the making, since the book was conceived right about the time my first son was born and we instantly became a family of many colors.
So far there have been some really positive early reviews of the book and I already did my first podcast with the amazing Mixie author and activist, Heidi Durrow on The Mixed Experience. You can listen to that show here.
Like every author who puts a new book out into the world, I want everyone to love my little book, but more importantly, I want this book to be the catalyst for change as we confront the disease known as colorism. I want this book to be the starting point for some very necessary conversations across cultures and between generations. In order for that to happen, of course, people have to read the book. So, I will be working hard to get the word out about Same Family, Different Colors.
I already have the T-shirts. And now I’ll be trying to set up visits and appearances across the country to get the dialogue started. So far my travel itinerary includes visits to Brooklyn, Chicago and Philadelphia. If you want me to visit your city, please drop me a note through this website or contact my publicist, Caitlin Meyer at Beacon Press. (CMeyer@Beacon.org)
Peace + Pretty Colors.