Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies|
The story every mother in America needs to read. As featured on NPR and the TODAY Show. All moms have to deal with choosing baby names, potty training, finding your village, and answering your kid's tough questions, but if you are raising a Black child, you have to deal with a lot more than that. Especially if you're a single Black mom... and adopting.
Nefertiti Austin shares her story of starting a family through adoption as a single Black woman. In this unflinching account of her parenting journey, Nefertiti examines the history of adoption in the African American community, faces off against stereotypes of single Black moms, and confronts the reality of what it looks like to raise children of color and answer their questions about racism in modern-day America.
Honest, vulnerable, and uplifting, Motherhood So Whiteis a fantastic book for mothers who have read White Fragilityby Robin DiAngelo, Stamped from the Beginningby Ibram X. Kendi, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?by Beverly Daniel Tatum, or other books about racism and want to see how these social issues play out in a very personal way for a single mom and her Black son.
This great book club read explores social and cultural bias, gives a new perspective on a familiar experience, and sparks meaningful conversationsabout what it looks like for Black families in white America today.
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Adoptive parents -- United States -- Biography.
Single parents -- United States -- Biography.
African American single mothers -- Biography.
African American parents -- Social conditions.
|Publisher|| Naperville, Illinois :2019
Includes reading group guide (pages 277-279).
290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276).