Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

Nefertiti Austin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.99  $23.91
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Publish Date
September 20, 2019
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781492679011
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Reviews

"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
"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
"A moving and necessary corrective to the primarily white narrative on adoption." - Booklist
"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
"Both informational and inspiring, and is a much-needed addition to the literature of motherhood." - BookRiot
"Austin captures both the love and fear of her parenting experience in this powerful, spirited narrative." - Publishers Weekly
"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 Reviews