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Author, 18, from Williamsburg examines race through his family's eyes in book

Author, 18, from Williamsburg examines race through his family's eyes in book

Canaan Kennedy just wants to change the world.

He says it casually, as if the conviction is common. That's the kind of drive Kennedy has, the drive he's always known. His grandfather co-founded an international nonprofit. His grandmother is an award-winning playwright. His father is a writer, producer and publisher.

But as a biracial 18-year-old, Kennedy is still finding his place in the world he seeks to change.

The Williamsburg native recently wrote and self-published a book, "Struggles to Victory," examining racism in America through the experiences of his father, grandmother and grandfather as African Americans. Kennedy combines biography, interviews and...

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