Raw and intense – a must read for everyone. I never read a book that touched my deeper emotion as this book did. It is raw and intense, revealing the darkest side of our American family that no one dares talk about. Bravo to Author Florencia for her bravity in bringing the world into her life experience! This book is a must read for everyone. -Amazon Review
MULATTO: DAUGHTER OF AMERICA:
A Historical African-American Memoir
This Bestselling raw & compelling Historical Biography is a searing coming-of-age story in which we follow Bumpy Johnson’s granddaughter in her quest for meaning, safety and self-identity, as she navigates growing up Black in a dysfunctional, abusive and racist white French-Canadian Catholic family in Maine during the 80’s.
Mulatto: Daughter of America details the social activist’s harrowing conversion at age 5; when she was suddenly thrust into a terrifying world of ritualistic child-abuse, childhood sexual abuse, racism, physical and emotional abuse, bullying and fear.
After leaving her black father, her white mother marries a cruel and sadistic ex-military, white pedophile who breaks up her loving multicultural family and begins a reign of terror that destroys her childhood. At age 12 she is forced to flee to escape across the country to escape the abuse. her twisted mother-daughter relationship completely deteriorates when her mother fails to protect her and simply gives her away at age 13.
The author shares her life-shattering growth experiences during her teen years, as she travels across Maine is a never-ending end of foster homes, j juvenile halls, halfway houses and experimental schools until her emancipation at age 16.
Discovering her biological father is both African-American and the purported illegitimate son of the late Harlem gangster Bumpy “Ellison” Johnson is a turning point in her life. All of the secrets and lies she was raised under suddenly make sense. She allows herself to fall under the tutelage of her Uncle Mal (“Shorty” ) Jarvis, close childhood best friend of Malcolm X immortalized in Alex Haley’s “Malcolm X”).
Her Uncle enters her life at a time when she struggles with self-esteem and self-identity issues and he helps her understand her place in Black culture and history. This Memoir is about adolescent struggle, yearning, and dreams.
The author’s ultimate survival and success attests to the power of the human spirit to transcend years of abuse, pain and struggle. The book details, through trial and error, how the Author managed to overcome every obstacle put in her path and still manage to achieve a personal transformation that enables her to realize her dreams. At an early age she was a social activist and leader at an Orwellian experimental school meant to break her spirit. Her story proves that a horrific past does not have to determine ones future. Her Memoir is a blue-print for how to develop self-esteem through prayer, music, books, books and writing. This inspirational read emphasizes the importance of role models and building self-confidence one step at a time.
This is a must-read inspiring Survivor Story for Teens and Adults alike! It is the perfect Gift or Weekend read! Be sure to scroll up to the top of the page and Select BUY NOW! Please be sure to leave an honest review on Amazon, Good Reads and/or Barnes & Noble
CHECK OUT THE AUTHOR’S NEW PAPERBACK, a Collection of Personal and Unique prose, poems, spoken word and music lyrics, a collaborative effort with her son Joshua LaChance, a talented Songwriter, Rapper and Producer.. A must have anthology for Music, HipHop and Poetry lovers. Available now for pre-order.
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About the Author
Florencia LaChance is a biracial, multi-genre YA and Adult Indie-Author, Artist, Poet & Social Activist from Maine who has been writing since childhood. She wrote a detailed acclaimed historical Memoir detailing her difficult childhood with the goal of helping inspire other teens and adults who have been sexually or physically abused; as well as providing education to schools, therapists and non-profits on race relations & sexual abuse.
She attended Boston College majoring in English which led to career as a Free-Lance Arts Reporter and Social Commentator for 12 years for Boston, MA for newspapers and magazines such as Sojourner, Bay State Banner, South End News and the JP Gazette. She studied Community Economic Development in Graduate School at New Hampshire College and then opened her own Staffing & Consulting Business and wrote books in the evening. She wrote her first book and screenplay at 23.
Florencia loves oil painting (indie-artist) and is an avid reader of all genres with a passion for Memoirs, Paranormal & Fantasy. She is an long-time vegan and an avid Mental Health Advocate who successfully manages her mental health (depression and anxiety) while being impassioned about ending Mental Health Stigma. Florencia is also a social justice warrior who talks extensively about censorship, the NWO agenda and the importance of throwing our masks away and taking a stand for for our freedom. We need to wake up to this false pandemic. Florencia is a single parent with one son, the Songwriter/Rapper Joshua LaChance akaWhoislogic on SoundCloud. She is also the proud grandmother of an adorable 2.5 year old named Journey. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA to be close to her family.
Florencia LaChance is also a Book Reviewer @FrancescaL on Amazon and GoodReads. She supports her fellow Indie-artists. Follow her Tumblr Blog to get updates, essays, videos and information on her posted book reviews.
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I am pleased to announce the new release of my 3rd book, YOU KNOW HOW IT FEELS, a unique Collection of Poetry, Prose, Haiku, Spoken Word and Song Lyrics. My son Joshua LaChance is a co-author, and a very talented singer-songwriter music producer. U can check out his music at http://soundcloud.com/whoislogic LaChance
Any of my books make a perfect gift! The poetry collection is available for pre-order now and the paperback will be available on December 28 or sooner. Put it on your calendars as its awesome!
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