by Adult Services Librarian Sue Shipe-Giles
Raising my two multiracial children for the past twenty-plus years has proved challenging. During this time, we have each encountered a variety of discrimination and misunderstandings. I have been ostracized by other school moms and even harassed by an employer once they met my husband. My son was bullied starting in preschool, while my daughter has had to “prove” on many occasions to classmates, and once even to a teacher, that her dad is really her father.
During these extremely difficult times, I wanted to shed more light on the unique experiences and difficulties multiracial children and their parents encounter. I hope the following books will provide much needed insight and understanding on this topic. All of these titles are available to request through BPL’s catalog.
- Black Lotus by Sil Lai Abrams
- Black, White and Jewish by Rebecca Walker
- Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
- Mixed: My Life in Black and White by Angela Nissel
- Not Just Black and White by Anni K. Reinking
- Secret Daughter by June Cross
- Self-portrait in Black and White by Thomas Chatterton Williams
- The Color of Water by James McBride