ATLANTA, GA – 26 Jan, 2017 – The book, I Believe In Butterflies, is a fictional story that follows three women as they navigate life’s often rocky terrain in search of hope, courage, and love. One of the main characters, Lorraine—has lived twenty-three-years believing that she is a white woman. When she discovers that her long-held belief is nothing more than a fallacy, all she has held dear is shattered.
“At the heart of Lorraine’s story, lies the foundation of what the one drop rule represents—social classification,” Thomas stated.
The one drop rule is a historical term for the social classification of individuals with black ancestry. It dates back to 1624 but was coded into law in 1924. Some celebrities including Halle Berry accept the one drop rule. The actress cited the one drop rule, when the question arose about whether her daughter with her ex-partner, Gabriel Aubry (French-Canadian) was white or black. In an interview with Ebony magazine, Berry stated, “I feel she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory.”
Born to a white mother and a black father, outgoing president, Barack Obama, fully identifies himself as black. When asked to declare his race on a 2010 census questionnaire, Mr. Obama checked the box for African American although he could have checked white or black and white.
There are celebrities, however, that take a firm stand on the rejection of the one-drop rule. So whether they are for it or against it, I Believe In Butterflies just might give the one drop rule new life, or at the most, create a platform for discussion on the topic.
I Believe in Butterflies is the second book that Thomas has written that broaches the issue of race. The other being- Blue Butterfly. She said: “People ask me why I use butterflies in some of my book titles. My books are written for women, and as women, we go through the caterpillars of life that transform us into something beautiful.”
I Believe In Butterflies will be available in paperback formats on online retail sites including amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. The pre-order date is set for February 19, 2017.
For further details, visit: http://www.marianlthomas.com
About the Author
Award-winning author, Marian L. Thomas, has five engaging and dramatic novels to her credit. She has been featured in print magazines, newspapers and a guest on local, national and online radio stations.
I Believe In Butterflies Book Trailer
To view the official book trailer for I Believe In Butterflies, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mpSkOrcErQ
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