Beyond FICTION: THIS IS THE PLACE by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
A novel take on the tragedy of intolerance
Discrimination comes in many forms and is directed at a wide variety of people. In This is the Place, author Carolyn Howard-Johnson examines religious intolerance in 1950s Utah. Carolyn’s love for her home state resonates throughout her story of a child brought up in a half-Mormon, half-Protestant family who’s made to feel like an outsider on both fronts. Carolyn notes that her main character “finds intolerance is cyclical. It not only destroys the spirits of those who practice it but those who feel its sting often lash back at the very same people who used it against them.” This book makes clear the impact of discrimination of any type as well as the crucial need for open discussions and increased awareness of intolerance in our world.
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