Released Today! “Stella – Beyond the Colored Line,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

Book Launch! Beyond The Colored Line is Available Now!

Colleen M. Chesebro


I am proud to introduce you to my friend, Yecheilyah Ysrayl, writer, poet, and blogger. Today, August 24, 2015, we are celebrating the release of her new novel, “Stella – Beyond the Colored Line.”

Here is what “Stella,” is all about:

“Born in 1916, Stella May is the great-granddaughter of former slave Stella Mae who changed the family’s name to May upon freedom. A descendant of mixed ancestry, Stella’s complexion is very light, and her blonde hair and hazel eyes cause her to be the tease of her black classmates. Unable to find solace among her African-American contemporaries, Stella finds it difficult to adjust to a world where she is too light to be black and yet too poor to be white.

After the Great Depression of the 1930s forces Stella’s family to move to Chicago, a prevailing conversation with Aunt Sara provokes Stella to pass, and she decides to…

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