Sunday, April 28, 2013

{Book Review} "Princess Onyx: Precious Gems" by Clarissa Burton

Book Description:

"Today a boy called me ugly because my skin is dark,"
said Jaydah as tears rolled down her cheeks.

"My beautiful gem," Tata said softly, gently wiping the tears from Jaydah's face. "You are far from ugly. You are beautiful and exquisite like a beautiful and precious gem."

In the Black community, many Black girls have it tough. Their skin is too dark. Their hair is too
nappy. Their nose is too broad. What is the impact on Black girls who are criticized for their
God-given features? The Princess Onyx™ children’s book series addresses these issues in an
easy to read and easy to understand fashion. Also, the beautiful illustrations bring Princess
Onyx™ stories to life!

About the Author, Clarissa Burton:

Queen of the Pen Books™

Clarissa Burton has been writing poetry and short stories since age 8. She has published articles in the Charleston Post-Courier, the Kansas City Star, Flourish Magazine, and the Kansas City Small Business Monthly.  She publishes blogs on several online websites and is the founder of Genuine Black Women Interracial Relationship® and The BWE Bloggersphere™ websites.  She believes that life provides her many opportunities to capture stories to share with the world.

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Clarissa pens "Princess Onyx" in a beautifully written plot that deals with children's problems with racism.  With the great illustrations by Jason Brooks, the authors message of "love the skin your in" is loud and clear but nicely shown on how racism can get out of hand and how to handle this. I highly recommend this book to all children and adults alike.

I give "Princess Onyx" a 5 star rating.

*Disclosure: I received the above product(s) from the author in exchange for an honest review and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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