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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Her Name Was Beauty bu Deborah A. Williams

Title: Her Name Was Beauty
Series: None
Author(s): Deborah Ann Williams 
Genre: Children's book
: BookSurge Publishing
Received: Received from Bostick Communications
Release Date: February 22, 2008
Finished: July 12, 2010
Pages: 28
Challenges: None


My Thoughts: William and Selena come from mixed heritages, which makes their daughter, Beauty, an extension of their heritages. As she grows, her complexion shows signs of their dark skinned heritages. When she starts preschool, Beauty experiences the first negative reactions to her color, but her father teaches her to love who she is and not listen to others' negativity.

Before I read it, I flipped through and noticed there are no pictures in this Children's book. Since it has as many pages as a children's picture book, I began to judge it as one. (I have always been a visual person and figure most kids are too.) I realized that I was judging by looks. but this was a story that didn't have art because its words were more important.

There was a part where the father explained to Beauty about her family's history, and I wish that the author had gone into that more deeply.  The book has a strong message. There were a few sentences that didn't make sense and need to be worked out, but other then that the message is good.

About the Author: This is Deborah Ann Williams' first book.When not writing, she is a therapist.


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