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Voices of ColorGail Bauman
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Voices of Color

Original Writings Rooted in Authentic Experience (First Edition)
Written and edited by Gail A. Bauman, Ph.D.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5165-0889-1, 114 pages

©2018

Description
Voices of Color: Original Writings Rooted in Authentic Experience is an anthology of powerful personal narratives from young adults of color. Written over a span of twenty five years, the collection provides insight into the world as they experience it, described in their own words and on their own terms.

The selections are by turns joyous, heart-wrenching, wise, sassy, humorous, hopeless, hopeful, tragic, and triumphant. They address timeless issues of respect and justice, and personal experiences of love, loss, and aspiration. They shed light on the often underrepresented voices of those too often subjected to stereotyping or victimized by misinformed assumptions. Each chapter includes thought-provoking questions that allow readers to explore their responses and consider how the works relate to their own experiences.

Voices of Color is an exciting addition to classes on diversity, African-American studies, and social justice as well as an ideal choice for courses in multicultural literature or teacher education. It is also a moving reading experience for anyone interested in exploring authentic young voices speaking to their part of the American experience.

Biography
Gail A. Bauman earned her Ph.D. in elementary education from Florida State University and went on to complete post-doctoral work at a variety of institutions including Stanford University. An experienced elementary school educator, Dr. Bauman also served for twenty five years as a professor of elementary education at Florida A&M University, as well as the assistant director of the university's accelerated schools project. Her professional writing has appeared in The Reading Teacher, The Negro Educational Review, and the Florida Journal of Teacher Education. Dr. Bauman is a lifelong member of the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.