Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 Donte and Trey are brothers.  Donte has darker skin, and Trey has lighter skin.  In fact, many people do not believe that they have the same parents, but they do.

Donte is wrongly accused by the school's fencing captain, and he is suspended from school.  Donte is determined to beat the bully at his own game, so he enlists the help of a champion fencing coach.  But, Donte must listen to all of the lessons that the coach is trying to teach him in order to understand how best to win.

Rhodes does a marvelous job of explaining both sides of an issue as she presents how both brothers feel when they are treated differently based on the color of their skin.  This book made me think as I consider how people are treated differently based on appearance.  I highly recommend reading this one.

If you would like to see a book trailer, check the one below.  Then, get to the library and check this book out to read.

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