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Everyone is different. That doesn鈥檛 mean we need to behave the way we do. We treat people with darker skin than others like dirt. We treat people with a difference of opinion like dirt. We treat each other like dirt. People are getting hurt inside and out. People are dying. It鈥檚 not just racism. People are getting hurt from who they live or what the look like or what they believe. The change needs to start today. This is a book of short stories from different authors on inkitt. We got together to make this book. Maybe you will see a different perspective after reading it.

A Superhero Stronger than Superman

Christopher Smith, a little boy, just like every other boy living on 46th Avenue. At least that鈥檚 what he thought, and mother, don鈥檛 forget mother. Christopher liked playing ball, just like little Tommy. He liked running, like Marcos. He liked getting all muddy, like Elijah. Although, his mom seemed to dislike when he came home covered in mud. He liked everything that everyone else did. Except for the girls, who enjoyed throwing their dolls instead of throwing mud. But there was Ginger, that one girl who the boys liked to play with.

Christopher was like every other eight-year-old boy. So then why did they not like him? What was the difference? When he first talked to them, he said his name was Chris, like his mother called him. But鈥 when Chris told them his name they started calling him muddy. He thought it was absurd. Could they not hear him? There wasn鈥檛 even a speck of mud on him today. Then a few days later, they ganged up on him. Chris thought it was a simple game at first. You know? Like the ones where children would 鈥渇ight.鈥 He thought it was going to be fun鈥

He was wrong.

They brought their shovels and their books. Some took rocks from the neighbor鈥檚 yard. And that鈥檚 exactly where little Chris was now. He was laying on the grass, curled up in a ball. Nothing had changed. He was now seventeen. His mother had passed a few days ago and since then, the landlord seemed to have lost all of his patience. Chris was crying, holding his torn resume. If you could even call it that.

鈥淵ou want to come inside? I don鈥檛 know if father would like that, though.鈥 A little girl held the railing. Her skin was a peachy color, glaring off the sun. He got up. It was going to rain and he knew he should at least take his chance. He nodded toward the girl and she opened the door.

The house was cluttered but had its own style. He looked both ways before the little girl grabbed his wrist.

鈥淗e鈥檚 with someone right now, but I鈥檓 sure he wouldn鈥檛 mind.鈥 He smiled at her as she led him down a hall. There were pictures on the walls. Each was filled with tons of people, some of the frames would cover-up a few men. He couldn鈥檛 read the signs with long words but he could tell there was something important to them.

He stopped when he saw two men. One was stunningly dressed, wearing a suit with not even a speck of dust. The other looked more like the little girl. Though, they both seemed to be terrified when Chris entered.

鈥淚 brought my friend, daddy!鈥 He smiled at Chris, but he didn鈥檛 notice because he was too distracted by the other man. He turned around, face now red.

鈥淔ired鈥︹ The man said and the girl鈥檚 father looked disgusted as the man walked away.

That man was named Daniel Wills. Christopher lived with him as a brother, taking care of his little girl, Lisa Wills. He learned everything from Wills until he was left behind when Wills was executed for protecting the black.

The only thing Chris could say once he was proclaimed dead was 鈥渉ero鈥︹

And to all of us he is.

A hero stronger than Superman.

This was made by A Bookworm

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