Valley View, OH (PressExposure) March 19, 2011 -- "An array of colors is supposed to be beautiful, something to be appreciated," says author Scott Labuda. "You don't see a painter using only yellow, for example, when he creates something," he said, "but, when it comes to different skin colors, misunderstandings often occur which creates many problems."
And so, with his soon to be released book, The Color of People, Labuda hopes to spread a message that all skin tones together make a beautiful world and that each person is unique, just the way they are supposed to be.
"I learned at an early age that I was a story teller and this is a story I have been anxious to tell," Labuda said.
A native of Seven Hills, Ohio, the author graduated from Trinity High School before earning his bachelor's degree in Sociology from John Carroll University. After college, Labuda worked with disadvantaged youths at Covenant House in New York City and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago. He also lived in several other cities, including Los Angeles, before moving back to Ohio in 2002.
Labuda said The Color of People is a simple book with a simple message. "The color of one's skin is neither arbitrary nor accidental. It is, instead, part of God's perfect plan. Each of us is born with the perfect color of skin, selected for us alone, by God Himself," Labuda said, "I hope to spark conversation among people about how they look at themselves and others. I want people to know that they can make a difference."
Labuda is a member of Mensa International and the Screen Actors Guild. He currently owns and operates an extraordinary smoothie bistro in Strongsville, Ohio, which he founded with his brothers. Labuda is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys snow skiing, rollerblading, motorcycling and working out.
To order The Color of People, visit Halo Publishing International at http://www.halopublishing.com