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Summary

Confessions of a Token Black Girl is a snappy comedic tale framing Danielle's first-hand experiences in Wisconsin and other places as the perpetual "token Black girl", fraught with dark moments and hate crimes. It's a coming-of-age-story but instead of finding herself during a road trip, Danielle found herself through the effects of racism. This book humorously chronicles Danielle's quest for understanding what Black identity means to her - instead of what it means to everyone else.

©2013 Danielle Small (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Excellent short book

Very well written and insightful. Funny at times and also an insight into a personal experience of e dry day racism.

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God book

Acid comedy to address racism and racialisation.
More to be said about the experience in Peru as racialisation in Latin America is perceived and the expectation that everybody knows what's going on in the US. But the passage has a point, centred in a particular narrative. Well.... A good read.

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True Talk

This is a lighthearted account of real life experience.
Thete are shake your head moments as well as laugh out loud moments.
The narration was spot on, carrying the story with cadence, pace and embodiment of the author consistently.

Could have easily listened to this twice over.

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Excellent!

Fantastic and very well written and performed. Highly recommend this and look forward to hearing more from this very talented woman.

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She nailed it

Light hearted, but to the point. She nailed it. What it is to be the token non-stereotypical black girl. The narrator was perfect!

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  • 28-04-21

Unapologetically truthful

The author went there. She discussed the scenarios many people have encountered. The bias, the quiet remarks, the microaggressions. All of the nonsense black people, african americans, people of color, them - however you choose to label the wonderful humans we are have to deal with. This is one book that many should listen to. Maybe it will change their perceptions. Maybe indiv change will occur.

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  • Rod Springfield
  • 09-02-21

Outstanding!

I loved everything about this book from how personal, candid and most of all relatable it was. As a African-American man I identified with it,and I appreciated how honest the writer was about being a Black woman of Jamaican ancestry and how that brought specific experiences and perspective to the common enemy of racism in America.
The reader was connected and calming, but strong in her execution of the experiences of the writer. I almost thought the author was reading the book. This is a must read/listen and I’m going to suggest it to my wife. Thank you for sharing this Danielle and Lisa.

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  • 30-08-17

Wow. My first full review of anything.

I've never read a book before that felt so much like it was written for me and my life. It was real, funny, and more relatable than any thing I can think of. Thank you, Danielle.

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  • 25-04-21

From on token to another

This story was very relatable and real. I was also the ‘token black girl’ growing up and felt awkward and out of place in some settings. Would love to hear/read more from her!

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  • terri-karelle reid
  • 11-02-21

Frank, Hilarious, on point

Loved the conversational tone. The sass and wit were just in the right places. The only criticism I have is that I wished it were longer!

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  • 07-02-21

Hilarious

This book is too funny and have been written with accuracy. Great narration as well.

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  • Eyeconik
  • 28-07-17

Insightful, Intelligent and Unparallel Take on Racism

Danielle Small did a superb job showcasing and verbalizing all the thought of most "time. Black girls" like myself. She put in to great sarcastic prospective just how ridiculous the phrase and unwanted role is to us women who are brilliant, bright and unique. Kudos!

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  • Caroline
  • 20-07-16

Yes!

Yes! I related so much to this story, thank you so much for telling it!!

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  • Jarvis Kolen
  • 05-02-21

Outstanding

Was not expecting this to be so good.This is probably one of the best books for I’ve read in forever and I highly recommend it.

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  • c_jordan
  • 27-01-21

Meh Performance of Mundane Material

I though this would be an interesting take on an age-old national evil. Instead, the author simply recited anecdotes that Black people all over American have experienced. You might find that material thought provoking if you have limited exposure to minorities.

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