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Two Kinds of Color

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Joyce talks with Deborah Kennedy, author of "Two Kinds of Color".

Two Kinds of Color (Createspace) by Deborah Kennedy may be fiction but its characters and events reflect the author’s real life story: growing up black in a racially divided family who were mostly conceived through prostitution when her mother was pimped out by her father. Kennedy proves herself to be a compelling writer with a deep sense of compassion and an intensity that adds raw emotion to her amazing story. 

It's not a memoir, but a character-driven mystery thriller with an intriguing plot that deals with the lives of a dysfunctional family made up of a prostitute white mother, a vain and greedy black man, and four children, two white and two black. Two Kinds of Color is both compelling and poignant in its portrayal of a mother’s love and heroic sacrifice for her children.

Kennedy’s goal in writing this extraordinary story was to bring hope to women and their children trying to get out of this lifestyle, and to offer encouragement to children of racially divided siblings that no matter what one experiences in life, nothing is more important than family – even if they are two kinds of color…