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Norris, Michele

Summary: "Our Hidden Conversations is a unique compilation of stories, richly reported essays, and photographs providing a window into America during a tumultuous era. This powerful book offers an honest, if sometimes uncomfortable, conversation about race and identity, permitting us to eavesdrop on deep-seated thoughts, private discussions, and long submerged memories."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2024

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

McCrae, Shane

Summary: "An unforgettable memoir by an award-winning poet about being kidnapped from his Black father and raised by his white supremacist grandparents. When Shane McCrae was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him and took him to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him from his father. In the years that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCRAE, SHANE MCC

Owusu, Nadia

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Summary: "Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was thirteen and she was raised by her stepmother, she was unable to come to terms with who she was since she still felt motherless and alone. When...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OWUSU, NADIA OWU

Spooner, James

Summary: "Scene: Apple Valley, California, in the late eighties, a thirsty, miserable desert. Teenage James Spooner hates that he and his mom are back in town after years away. The few Black kids here seem to be gangbanging, and the other kids fall on a spectrum of microaggressors to future neo-Nazis. Mixed-race and acutely aware of his Blackness, James doesn't know where he fits until he meets Ty, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 SPO

Lythcott-Haims, Julie

Summary: "Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called microaggressions, in addition to blunt-force insults, can...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LYTHCOTT-HAIMS, JULIE LYT

Cross, June.

Summary: The daughter of a white mother and black father describes the factors that caused her mother to place her in the custody of an African-American family and the impact of her mother's later choice to hide the truth about their relationship.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CROSS, JUNE CRO

Williams, Thomas Chatterton

Summary: "A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics. A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a 'black' father from the segregated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAMS, THOMAS CHATTERTON WIL

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