Because I'm Brown

Because I'm Brown

by Shannon Kennedy
Because I'm Brown

Because I'm Brown

by Shannon Kennedy



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Her problems overwhelm fifteen-year-old Rita Fernandez. They only happen because she's brown! Her father won't allow her to date until her grades improve. What's worse is that he refuses to buy her the horse of her dreams until then, too!

In addition, her failing grades jeopardize her status as a Stewart Falls cheerleader. Rita knows she isn't really dumb, even if it took forever for her to learn to read.

Nobody listens to what she wants. A school counselor told her there's no way she can ever be a veterinarian, a dream she's had since childhood. The guy Rita adores still sees her as a troublesome younger sister. He even tells other boys that she's too young to date since she hasn't had her quinceañera, a coming-of-age celebration yet and drives them away.

To top it all off, her mother hates Rita for blemishing her new, perfectly blonde family. Even as friends rally around to help her, she sinks into depression when her mother wants to sabotage her quinceañera, the party Rita should have had a year ago when she turned fifteen. How will she ever manage to show people what she can do when they judge her because she's brown?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940186654254
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 12/20/2022
Series: Stewart Falls Cheerleaders , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 702 KB

About the Author

Shannon Kennedy lives at a riding stable in the Cascade foothills where she organizes riding programs, teaches horsemanship around her day-job as a substitute teacher now that in-person school is back in session, takes care of 18 horses, trains whoever needs it – four-legged and two-legged, and writes young adult novels for Fire and Ice YA. Yes, that means she will continue to write more characters that whinny and paw the ground for the Shamrock Stable series as well as encourage her human characters to solve their real-life issues in the Stewart Falls Cheerleader series.
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