It was just after my eleventh birthday when it happened, and later into my life I would refer to this day as 'the incident.' On April 8, 1992, Justin Alexander Walton's life changes forever. After his house is violently broken into and his father is killed, Justin is left to deal with feelings of hate, fear, and anger toward the African American men responsible. Justin finds a family to take him in and begins his life once again, but even after 'the incident, ' he subconsciously continues to develop powerful convictions and opinions about one particular race. This hatred ultimately leads young Justin to one terrible choice with tragic consequences. Deren Whalen's What is the Color of Hate? is a suspenseful and emotional story about the hidden world of Justin's anger and hate. Readers will be compelled to keep the pages turning until the final, shocking conclusion. What is the Color of Hate? is a powerful story of anger, hate, lovea and ultimately forgivenessa with the message of God's grace and mercy skillfully woven throughout. This book is a must read for people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs, and will cause readers to seriously consider one very important question: What is the Color of Hate?