It's Not All Black and White

It's Not All Black and White

$12.95

It's Not All Black and White: Multiracial Youth Speak Out compiled by St. Stephens Community House

first published 2012, paperback

Black, white, and everything in between . . . 

Through poems, interviews, and short essays, a group of young people describe being biracial, multiracial, or of mixed race. These poignant firsthand accounts reflect the unique and varied voices of the writers, whose backgrounds range from Caribbean, Vietnamese, and Latin American to Native American, Spanish, and Irish, among others. 

With devastating honesty, these youth tell what it's been like to make their way in the world with their roots in many places and in many cultures. Themes include navigating mixed-race relationships, dealing with prejudice and the assumptions people make based on appearances, and working through identity confusion to arrive at a strong and positive sense of self. This resource will be of special value to youth who live in less diverse communities, where they have few or no mixed-race peers to share their experiences with. 

Includes a section with suggestions for parents and caregivers who are raising children of mixed race. 

Readers who share these experiences will find support, inspiration, and validation. Those less familiar with the issues will gain important insight and understanding.