Two Brown Dots
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BOA Editions Ltd., 2022.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Danni Quintos., & Danni Quintos|AUTHOR. (2022). Two Brown Dots . BOA Editions Ltd..

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Danni Quintos and Danni Quintos|AUTHOR. 2022. Two Brown Dots. BOA Editions Ltd.

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Danni Quintos and Danni Quintos|AUTHOR. Two Brown Dots BOA Editions Ltd, 2022.

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Danni Quintos, and Danni Quintos|AUTHOR. Two Brown Dots BOA Editions Ltd., 2022.

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With clear-eyed candor and a wry sense of humor, Quintos teases the line between tokenism and representation, between assimilation and belonging, offering a potent antidote to the assumption that "American" means "white." Encompassing a whole journey from girlhood to motherhood, Two Brown Dots subverts stereotypes to reclaim agency and pride in the realness and rawness and unprettyness of a brown girl's body, boldly declaring: We exist, we belong, we are from here, and we will continue to be.
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