How to Rent a Negro
The title of the book caught my interest immediately. It was definitely an attention grabber. The first thing I noticed about Miss Ayo was her great smile. She was an animated and funny storyteller. The book was obviously about race and stereotypes. Miss Ayo wanted her book to generate conversation and dialogue about racism and slavery. The book included email exchanges between the readers and the author on her website. It also had a "race card." Miss Ayo believed that her book was good for young people to prepare them emotionally with race issues.
I'll definitly read that book when I get a chance. You can check out Miss Ayo's website at www.rent-a-negro.com.