Why Are You Afraid to Read This
When Dr. Smith sent a synopsis of this book and trailer to some of her most respected authors and asked them to write a couple of sentences about the book, only one responded. She wondered about that …do they think she is a very bad writer—so bad that no one wishes to be associated with the book?
After lots of soul-searching, one thought emerged…the trailer shows vivid pictures of slavery, and most did not wish to talk about that, or be connected to such a topic. What they did not know is, only a couple of short chapters deal with slavery and traces her ancestry through five centuries concentrating on her childhood and how slavery and other social issues have impacted her life—issues that America needs to have an honest conversation about.
This book begins the narrative.