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Book Review: My Mom is a Foreigner but Not to Me by Julianne Moore

I love this book so very much… I can read it ten good times. She represents a child’s experience… With such cool, catchy rhymes. Most of the mother-child relationships in the book are clearly representative of an interracial family (even though we don’t see fathers) with children who look racially different from their mothers. Julianne Moore […]

Book Review: That’s My Mum by Henriette Barkow

That’s My Mum is a book that will have obvious significance for many in the Mixed-Heritage communities. One of the things I like about this book is that while the protagonist and first person narrator is Amelia who is brown with a white mother, her best friend whose family gets just as much space on […]

Interracial New York: My Latino Neighbors See that I’m Her Mother

I am the African-American mother of a Mixed Heritage child who many think is white.  It doesn’t matter where I go in New York City, we get stares, comments and questions. New York is a place where most life is public—we aren’t in cars; we are on subways, buses and walking on sidewalks. We have […]

Book Review: For My Family, Love Allie by Ellen B. Senisi

The author’s choice to illustrate the book with photographs instead of fine artwork adds a unique dimension to this book, which tells the story of Allie, a young, elementary school-aged girl who wants to make a gift for her family members that are visiting tomorrow. On the way to making something special, she helps her […]

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