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Deep Dark Blue

By: Polo Tate
Narrated by: Polo Tate
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Teens, Social Issues
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Deep Dark Blue is a young adult memoir of surviving sexual abuse in the Air Force Academy. This is a story that needs to be told and refuses to go away.

"I want to be in the Air Force someday" - these are the words Polo Tate engraves on her junior dog tags at age 11, an unpopular dream for most young girls. But her hard work pays off and at 18, Polo finds herself in basic training at the United States Air Force Academy. She does everything right except fly under the radar. No one prepares her for what comes next: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of her superiors; and harassment from her peers, who refuse to believe her story.

Deep Dark Blue is more than a memoir about sexual assault. It's about breaking boundaries but also setting them. It's about learning to trust your instincts. It's a story of survival, resilience, and finally, finding your joy.

©2018 Polo Tate (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wow... just wow!

I couldn’t stop listening! Polo’s story was heartbreaking and heartfelt. I am shocked and disappointed in the USAF and it’s negligence and ignorant focus on homosexuality over violence and rape. I’m glad that “her, horrible her” will never hurt anyone again. But what about “him horrible him!?”
So glad you got your life back, Polo.... happy there is hope and success after darkness and pain. I also hope that your silence doesn’t mean violence and pain for another innocent victim.

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Incredibly powerful

Polo does a masterful job of narrating her own book and it heightens the profound impact of her story! I cried, I felt intense anger, I laughed, and I understood! I highly recommend this book!!