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Girl Brown

Rhonda Williams

9780999899915
300 pages
Upper Hand Press Llc
Overview
Children should be seen and not heard, but no one bothered to tell Girl Brown that! About to turn nine years old, she is quickly learning that her "family" is full of secrets and lies, and what you have to say and do to avoid getting whipped with a belt. Unable to trust any adult in her life but Antoe, her mentally handicapped playmate, home is no longer the safe haven it once was. Girl hits the road to find the answers to questions surrounding her birth, her name, and why it is that Chuck always shouts about "be-it-calm" and drinks the brown stuff. On her journey, she finds some unexpected allies who help right her topsy-turvy world and give her hope for a brighter future.
Author Bio
Rhonda G. Williams lives in south Arkansas, where she was born. She is an online composition instructor for Virtual Arkansas. Williams received an MFA in playwriting from the University of Arkansas, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. When she’s not writing or teaching, she is busy with a vast menagerie of rescued animals, and she enjoys traveling to places off the beaten path.