Dawn Dean is an author, poet, and, screenwriter enthusiast. Her book Cracks in the Pavement: Struggles of Butterflies is the first of a 3-part book series surrounding the prevalent struggles of the African-American people; where many of the issues today, are as they were over 400+ years ago. This page-turner vividly depicts how hard it is being a black person residing in America and how it affects their families, their strength, and determination as a people.Dawn uses poetry, quotes, and, lyrics to point out a culture's life journey living as a black man, woman, and child in the USA. She hopes this first part of the series light the way to bring awareness-knowledge to the inflicting pain on black communities and to promote change. "Many ignore these issues until it affects their lives personally. How about stopping it before it impacts any more lives." -Dawn Dean.