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Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by [Nefertiti Austin]
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About the Author

Nefertiti Austin, an author and memoirist, writes about the erasure of diverse voices in motherhood. Her work around this topic has been short-listed for literary awards and has appeared in various media outlets, including the Huffington Post, PBS Parents, Mutha and Adoptive Families magazines, and Essence.com.

Allyson Johnson began her entertainment career in her hometown of Chicago as an Emmy Award-winning child news anchor. A graduate of Brown University, she is a working actress, singer, and audiobook narrator in the New York City metropolitan area. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Both informational and inspiring, and is a much-needed addition to the literature of motherhood." - BookRiot

"Motherhood So White is a testament to the power of love as a radical act and an urgent call to reclaim motherhood from institutionalized whiteness." - BookPage

"Austin challenges readers to question the ideal of motherhood as being synonymous with whiteness. Along the way, she tackles the inherent sexism, classism, and racism within the adoption system and the broader community...an essential addition to the literature about adoption, reflecting a viewpoint that is sorely lacking.

" - Kirkus, STARRED review

"A moving and necessary corrective to the primarily white narrative on adoption." - Booklist

"Eye-opening, trenchant book, which helps to bolster the scant literature for African American adoptive parents that Austin has pioneered by blogging for publications such as MUTHA magazine and the Huffington Post...Austin's experiences, both positive and negative, are recounted in this fast-paced, heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens." - Library Journal-STARRED review

"In this timely, insightful memoir, novelist Austin examines adoption and child-rearing as a single black woman confronting gender and racial bias...juxtaposing tender mother-child moments with the dangers facing African-American boys, Austin captures both the love and fear of her parenting experience in this powerful, spirited narrative." - Publishers Weekly

"Motherhood So White blew me away. Nefertiti's honest account of her unique journey to parenthood serves as a sharp reminder that in our society, parenting is not a colorblind experience. This is an important book for anyone committed to creating a more equal playing field for all our children." - KJ Dell, Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent

"Austin's frank voice and determined spirit speak truth to the media powers that present #MotherhoodSoWhite, while relaying her history and thoughtful parenting decisions... a needed and important contribution." - Meg Lemke, Editor-in-Chief of MUTHA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN : B07QQ3L2YY
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks (September 20, 2019)
  • Publication date : September 20, 2019
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1443 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 308 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1492679011
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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