Mama Don’t Like Ugly

Mama Don’t Like Ugly takes readers on a journey of Dana Calhoun’s life growing up in Nautica, Louisiana. Her mama finds her dark skin repulsive, so she abuses and neglects her. Also, she constantly compares Dana to her light-skinned sister. Regardless of Dana’s unconditional love for her mama, she still encounters a cycle of torment. Will mama finally realize that Dana is a beautiful person in spite of her dark skin or will she continue to spew those hateful words, “Mama don’t like ugly?”