Coming soon...When Race Becomes Real TALKING TOURS: The Next Generation Speaks...a 2013 year-long celebration
The first of its kind...the best of its kind...BACK AGAIN!
In this invigorating, shocking, and inspiring book, thirty of America's most talented writers step from behind the curtain of objectivity to turn the race spotlight on themselves.
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Instead of tiptoeing around the subject, they bare their souls and tell the truth in essays never published before.
WHEN RACE BECOMES REAL is the first book to reveal what it really means to be black--and to be white--in the twenty-first century. The result is riveting.
To HEAR what caused the following rave reviews, CLICK any link below and LISTEN to essays from WHEN RACE BECOMES REAL read by the folks who wrote them.
"A searing collection . . . All the essays are first-rate."
“Fertile with inside stories, Singley has assembled… a collection of depositions on [race] from black and white writers."
"Rich in individual insights."
"When Race Becomes Real goes deeper than most."
"A mesmerizing book....Refreshingly honest."
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"This book captures plenty."
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Gripping. . . . one of the most essential commentaries on race and identity to date."
—Black Issues Book Review
"Powerful, raw reading."
"They keep it real."
—The Hartford Courant
"A compelling and inspiring collection."
-Teaching Tolerance Magazine
“Distinguished writers…bare their souls…in a rare book that ought to be in every home and library in the country."
"More than an eye-opening and intriguing read."
—Lee Stringer, author of GRAND CENTRAL WINTER and SLEEPAWAY SCHOOL
"The voices are elevating, the writing superb."
—Mary Kay Blakely, author of AMERICAN MOM: Motherhood, Politics and Humble Pie
"This powerful book—entertaining, arresting—will give you plenty to want to defend and protect."
—Al Young, poet/novelist/essayist
"Highly readable and extremely important."
—Mimi Abramovitz, author of REGULATING THE LIVES OF WOMEN: Social Welfare Policy From Colonial Times To the Present
A few copies of the 1st Edition are still left. So what, right?
Well, lover of books, student of American history, avid fan of all things black and American, look at it like this: If you had purchased James Baldwin's "Go Tell It on the Mountain" in 1957 when it was first published and if you still had it, you'd be holding a $3,995 book now.
Am I comparing my work to Baldwin's? Apparently. Nor am I the first.
Think...heirloom, priceless legacy, truly worth having..
Anyway, you can drop your great-great grandma's crystal goblet and it's gone. Books don't break.