Book Reviews: The Color of My Soul by Melanie S Hatter
categories: Book, African American, Women's Literature, Native American, Identity, Culture, Multicultural
Melanie S. Hatter about this book: The Color of My Soul was inspired by the landscape of Southwest Virginia when I was working there as a newspaper reporter. I was writing about the local Native American community and began to think about different cultures and what it means to be of one or more race. I grew up in the UK and am of mixed race, so identity is something I've often been curious about.
The book takes you on a journey of a young black woman who discovers that her father, whom she thought had been killed in the Vietnam war, is not only alive, but is white. She begins to question her own identity as she writes about a local Cherokee family for a newspaper story. Alex Harper is struggling to find his place and has resisted his father's wish that he become a leader of the local Cherokee Nation. Join Kira and Alex on their journey and find out what they discover about themselves and each other.
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A beautifully written, multi-layered story with wonderful characters. I could not put it down and almost read the entire book in one sitting. Looking forward to the next literary offering from Melanie Hatter. [by Carolyn Cutler]
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Even to this day, people of mixed races have challenges to overcome. Not only was this a page turner, it can be a inspiration to others who are looking to 'find themselves.' Great job, Melanie! [by D. Marietta
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I loved the book! It was a great escape. The characters were authentic and believable. I look forward to the next one from Ms. Hatter [by Camila C.]
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I couldn't put this down. I loved that it inspired me to think about how our culture still responds to race with a story line that was captivating. I can't wait to see more from this author! [by Teri J.]
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I really enjoyed the story as well as learning about different perspectives (i.e. the heroine's viewpoint) and experiences that are different from mine. Helped broaden my understanding. But, truly it was a great read all in one sitting - loved it.