An honest, moving, and even humorous look at a complex, fascinating, and powerful coming of age story. It’s Cooper Bates’ autobiographical recollection of the extraordinary inner life of his younger self – Frankie Bates. Growing up as a black child in a small Caucasian community in Kansas (population 1,500), Bates never saw himself as black until he was cast as Ni**er Jim in the school production of Huckleberry Finn in 6th grade.
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