Author Leah Harper Bowron and her book, Colorblind: A Novel, tells the story of Lisa, a 6th grade girl who dealt with bullies and racism in the 1960s.
She has developed a new online quiz (because who doesn’t love online quizzes?) for middle schoolers up to adults: “What Kind of Friend are You? Take the Colorblind Quiz!” Great opportunity for discussion between parents and kids.
The quiz has 10 questions, each with 5 multiple choice answers. The results will tell each quiz taker which category of friend they fall into (Everyone’s Buddy, True Blue, Sidelines Observer, Loner, and Bully), their strengths, their weaknesses and how to be a better friend. The results also reveal which character in Colorblind they are most like. It’s a lot of fun and has a positive message for each person who takes it. It can be taken in 30 seconds!
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I took this Quiz with my oldest daughter and the results were pretty spot on to my daughter’s personality and I have to say the conversation it opened up amongst her and I was well worth taking the quiz.
Her results were:
Loner – L
“You typically don’t run with any particular crowd, sometimes you like it that way, but sometimes, you’d like to just fit in instead of stand out. You most likely have been bullied at some point in your life, and maybe for no other reason except that you are different. You should embrace your differences and open yourself up when someone is reaching out to you, they might feel the same way that you do and could be your next best friend. There is nothing wrong with being different or unique, and when others recognize that about you, different suddenly becomes cool. The character in the novel, Colorblind most like you is Lisa, who is nervous about going to school and gets an upset stomach when she sees someone being made fun of, or hears people saying mean things about their new English teacher, who is black.”
*After taking the quiz we are even more excited to read the book together because we want to know more about the character Lisa and see if there are more similarities that my daughter can see between herself and Lisa.
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This quiz is inspired by Leah Harper Bowron’s new book, Colorblind: A Novel. It is a fictional story about actual events that happened to a real sixth-grade girl and her teacher set in the 1960s in Alabama. In the story, the main character Lisa was born with a cleft palate, and even after surgeries, her nose still looked flat, and people made fun of her which made her nervous about starting a new school year. But when the first day of school came around, she learned that she wasn’t the only one who would be bullied that year. If you’d like to read a sample of Colorblind, click here. If you’d like to order Colorblind from Amazon.com in softcover or kindle, click here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leah Harper Bowron is a lawyer and James Joyce scholar from Birmingham, Alabama. She has studied at Randolph-Macon Women’s College, University of Alabama and University of Edinburgh, and earned her M.A. at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and her J.D. at University of Alabama School of Law. Her article “Coming of Age in Alabama: Ex parte Devine Abolishes the Tender Years Presumption” was published in the Alabama Law Review. She recently lectured on Joyce’s novel Ulysses at the University of London and the Universite de Reims. She lives in Dothan, Alabama.