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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT | Lauren D. Smith



Thoughts of a Brown child encompasses a variety of perspectives relating to the educational experiences of children of color. A unique insight is shared with riveting stories that will entertain and compel the reader. Thoughts of a Brown Child also explores concepts and belief systems, challenges the status quo, and provides tips to better understand and support children of color.


About the Author


Lauren Diane Smith is a native of Austin, Texas. Smith graduated with a Bachelors of Science from University of Texas at Tyler and later earned a Masters of Education from Lamar University. Throughout Smith’s adult years she has served diligently in the educational arena as a Mentor, Teacher, High School and College Athletic Coach, District Instructional Specialist, and School Administrator.


She credits her variety of educational experiences and diverse upbringing as her strength in serving her community. Smith is a devoted mother and wife and it is her life’s work to educate, motivate, inspire, and lead young adults to success.




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