Jonesboro, Arkansas, Author Publishes New Book

Share Article

This bittersweet love story portrays the interracial relationship between two teenage neighbors

Love and the Color Barrier

Love and the Color Barrier by JJ Lemon has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Antonio Murphy is a basketball player and student who has to change schools when his dad is offered a better job in the suburbs. They move next door to a white family, and Antonio is instantly attracted to their daughter, Autumn, who is a cheerleader at her school and a lifeguard during the summer.

Even though Antonio’s mother forbids him from seeing Autumn, Antonio meets and talks with Autumn many times at midnight at the fence separating the two homes. Later, Autumn’s parents tell her she is not allowed to see Antonio because he is black. In fact, her parents are insisting she get back together with her ex-boyfriend, Sam, who has no respect for Autumn.

Love and the Color Barrier shows an example of a bittersweet love story between an interracial friendship and the obstacles the two must face.

JJ Lemon is an English major at Arkansas State University, and he enjoys writing, reading, and sports.

Love and the Color Barrier is a 114-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0531-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Jessica Stillwell
Visit website