Skin Deep

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About the author:
Kathleen Cross is a writer, educator and speaker who has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows including Michael Baisden, Montel Williams, Dr. Phil and Oprah.

Ms. Cross is the author of Skin Deep, an award-winning novel exploring issues of race and ethnic identity, and Schooling Carmen, the story of an East L.A. high school counselor whose survival depends on her ability to embrace change.

Kathleen was named an expert by California Superior Courts on issues of race and cultural sensitivity, was featured in EBONY magazine in an article she wrote about the social complexities of multi-ethnic identity, and is included in Bruce Caine's photo-essay book, Our Common Ground: Portraits of Blacks Changing the Face of America, (Crown, 1994) for which she wrote the forward.

Kathleen and her four daughters reside in the Los Angeles area.

Skin Deep

Authored by Kathleen Cross

Biracial but white-looking, Nina Moore is the daughter of a rich and famous black musician and a deceased white woman no one in the family will talk about.

Burdened with secrets her father refuses to divulge, Nina finds that living as a black woman in white skin, she's attracting the wrong men, receiving privileges she didn't earn and running from a past she didn't create.

After dumping her colorstruck fiancé, Nina falls for Ahmad Jefferson, a sexy and intriguing ex-convict and single father who has no love for white folks and won't give her the time of day.

While Ahmad focuses on raising his young daughter alone, he makes it clear his friendship with Nina will never develop into anything more, and as he searches for a "real sista" to invite into his life, Nina uncovers a family secret that loosens her hold on everything that has ever held her upright.

2nd Edition. First edition published by Avon Books, New York, August 1999.

Publication Date:
0976098806 / 9780976098805
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Cultural Heritage

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