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Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color

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"Illuminating … these profound profiles will be eye opening for any reader." —Publisher’s Weekly

Enlightening and extremely helpful Parable of a Brown Girl deepens cultural awareness by relaying heartfelt stories from girls of color. Author, speaker, minister, and youth advocate, Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience and hope held within each of their diverse lives. Loaded with valuable insights from people of color, referencing Black feminist and political thought, Adams brings each story front and center with grace and wisdom.

By sharing encounters she's had with girls of color, profound cultural and theological truths are highlighted. Adams magnifies the struggles, dreams, wisdom, and dignity of these important voices that offer deep understanding of social justice and reconciliation for all readers. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It's time to pay attention and learn from the societal pressures, expectations, and stereotypes often put on multi-ethnic girls. Now is the time to forge new understanding and engage in community dialogue that Adams so confidently leads us into.

ISBN-13: 9781506455686

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: 1517 Media

Publication Date: 02-04-2020

Pages: 200

Product Dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

Khristi Lauren Adams is a speaker, advocate, ordained Baptist minister, and award-winning author of Parable of the Brown Girl. She is the founder and director of The Becoming Conference, designed to empower, educate, and inspire teenage girls. Her ministry and youth advocacy have been featured on CNN, and her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Off the Page, and the Junia Project. She is currently the Dean of Spiritual Life & Equity at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Parable of the Weak Brown Girl 1

2 Parable of the Insecure Brown Girl 21

3 Parable of the Voiceless Brown Girl 43

4 Parable of the Fass Brown Girl 61

5 Parable of the Alienated Brown Girl 83

6 Parable of the Angry Brown Girl 103

7 Parable of the White-Acting Brown Girl 121

Conclusion 137

Endnotes 140