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Born Ute Schaab in Friedberg, Germany, shortly after World War II, I was the daughter of a white German woman and a black American soldier, whose mixed race led to my becoming one of many unwanted “Brown Babies” abandoned by their mother. This powerful and riveting memoir describes the transformation I experienced in my quest to find both birth parents. From childhood in Germany shortly after the war to adulthood in America, Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing recounts the inspirational odyssey, as the search for my birth parents leads to discovery of the good, the bad, and the ugly family secrets that I had struggled to unearth for decades. My journey of self-discovery results in a thought-provoking chapter on forgiveness and healing and concludes with a guide to researching your own ancestry or finding a family member or friend who has been missing from your life. Available on Amazon.com and your local Bookstores.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts' degree, a California lifetime teaching credential, and Master’s degree in Education Administration. Retiring after many years of service in Education allowed me the quality time to pursue the writing and self-publishing of my book. My life is blessed as a mother of two successful sons, two successful daughters in-law, and “Nana” to four grandsons. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and serve my church and community in many ways.
I am looking forward to sharing my story and engaging in meaningful blogging on a variety of subjects. Please take the time to write a review of my book on Amazon. Click the button to order printed, ebook or audio toay.
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