Skin Deep, a Novel

If you were half black, but looked white, how would it affect your life? Your career? Your love life? Nina Moore, the daughter of a rich & famous musician finds she's attracting the wrong men, receiving privileges she didn't earn and running from a past she didn't create. When she meets Ahmad, an ex-con and single father with no love for white folks, she learns lessons she never saw coming... More

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About Kathleen Cross

Kathleen Cross is a writer, educator and speaker who has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows including Oprah, Montel and Dr. Phil.

Kathleen is the author of Skin Deep, an award-winning, bestselling novel exploring issues of race and ethnic identity. Her second novel, Schooling Carmen, is the story of an East L.A. high school counselor whose survival depends on her ability to embrace change.

Cross was named an expert by California Superior Courts on issues of race and cultural sensitivity, was featured in EBONY magazine in an article she wrote about the social complexities of multi-ethnic identity, and is included in Bruce Caine’s photo-essay book, Our Common Ground: Portraits of Blacks Changing the Face of America, (Crown, 1994) for which she wrote the forward.

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If you were half black, but looked completely white, how would it affect your life? Your career? Your love life? Nina Moore, the daughter of a famous black jazz musician struggles to make sense of the burdens and privileges her ivory skin and green eyes bring to her colorful, complicated life...

The "jungle fever" scene from Skin Deep (Animation)
Nina (who is 1/2 black, but doesnt look it) meets Ahmad, who doesnt care much for white people and is annoyed that this white woman is in his face talking about a barbecue... PLEASE NOTE that the voices are hilariously NOT the way these characters would actually speak, but that was all I had to choose from at GoAnimate.

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