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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Great book about how a hate crime changed lives

Just came home from a great event at a local church who hosted a book signing and talk on "Freaks and Revelations".  It is a story about a hate crime, told from both parties sides.  The Amazon website sums it up:
"This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness." 
Hearing them both share their stories today, was a gift that I wish everyone could have shared---particularly the young people of not just Placerville or El Dorado County, but all over America.  Buy this book, read it and pass it on to a young person, or donate it to your local library or school.

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