Three people from different cultures struggle to live through the social evolution of the 1960s. The lives of a Latino trapeze artiste, a Black man survivor-of-the-streets, and the White daughter of a wealthy Bible publisher, were thrown together during the tumult and violence of bigotry and racial hatred during the civil rights era. All of these characters are attempting to visualize a brighter national future, an expectation of continued growth of wealth and a consistent revelation of love and acceptance from others. The challenges in each of their lives are not unlike the soul-searching that each of us faces in our own daily struggle to remain true to ourselves and maintain a connection to the biblical commandment - "Love your neighbor as yourselves."
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The Portrait by Whitney J LeBlanc This is a book that is divided into four different stories that integrate together in the end...to make a "portrait". I'm not going to lie, it was a little strange at first, but it was very interesting. The stories are all set in the 1960's. Anyone remember the Civil Rights Era? It was a terrible, damaging time in our history as Americans. There is one main thing I really loved about this book. I loved that instead of dividing us as a people with the stories (which would have been easy to do), the author brings us together. We are all brothers and sisters in this messed up world (that we messed up!) and we should be taking care of one another. If you want to read about the lives of people from different races and social backgrounds that come together in the end to form a beautiful, unifying picture, then you will love this book! At first, I wasn't sure I'd like the four separate stories, but I'm glad I stuck with it because I was pleasantly surprised. These stories will make you feel bad about our history but hopeful at the same time. As a matter of fact, it will bring up quite a few emotions. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. I even learned things I didn't know about (I was a terrible student in school!). I would give this book 5 stars!