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GEGORY A. FOURNIER - ZUG ISLAND:A DETROIT RIOT NOVEL

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When Greg sent me his book I assumed it was going to be about racism and the causes of the Detroit Riot in 1967. During that time I was teaching in an all black school of 800 in San Bernardino, California and I knew full well how the tentacles of racism was choking the life from my students.I was somewhat correct that it was about racism, but it was seen through the eyes of an 18 year old white boy who had never even been close to a black person. It is much more than that, it is wonderful story about two young men, one white and one black who transcended their backgrounds and groups prejudice to see one another as - human beings. The ending brought tears of joy and pride in what could be accomplished when we can erase what we’ve been taught and see one another freshly, fairly.I know you'll find our discussion about racism, some of its causes, some possible solutions enlightening. The book is a Best Books AWARD FINALIST and an Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival. You'll want to share it.

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