"THE JEWELRY BOX: A MEMOIR OF CHRISTMAS"
A holiday memoir about hope, faith and Christmas miracles. It's December of 1970 in East Oakland and six year old Brian Copeland wants to make his mother smile with a brand new jewelry box for Christmas. How can he possibly raise the needed $11.97 by Christmas Eve? Follow the hilarious, poignant journey of a determined child as he discovers the true meaning of the season.
THE BOOK: "NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN"
The memoir that started it all, "Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outsider" is available at Amazon.com.
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The book reveals a little-known chapter of Bay Area history. In 1971, San Leandro California was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. Congressional hearings were held. The next year, the then eight-year-old Brian and his African-American family moved to San Leandro. In a monologue that's both funny and poignant, Brian explores how our surroundings make us who we are.
Publisher's Weekly, People, Ebony, and The Boston Globe rave about the book. Read reviews on the E-press Kit page.
Brian's memoir was also honored as an official selection for Silicon Valley Reads.
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