Colorblind

A Novel

2017 International Book Awards: Best New Fiction, Finalist
2017 International Book Awards: Social Change, Finalist
2017 Living Now Book Awards: Silver Medal, Inspirational Fiction

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.

Author: Leah Harper Bowron

Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Description

2017 International Book Awards: Best New Fiction, Finalist
2017 International Book Awards: Social Change, Finalist
2017 Living Now Book Awards: Silver Medal, Inspirational Fiction

“Bowron’s debut novel is a short and fast-paced novel that will appeal to reluctant readers . . . The story demonstrates the bravery required to stand up to ignorance and cruelty; readers will appreciate the overall message of tolerance and acceptance embedded in this historical fiction novel.”
―VOYA Magazine

 

About the Author

Leah Harper Bowron is a lawyer and James Joyce scholar. 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.

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