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The book of Sarahs : a family in parts

Author: Catherine E McKinley
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American and bi-racial children adopted by white couples in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Raised in a small, white New England town, she had a persistent longing for the more diverse community that would better understand and encompass her. In an era shaped by the rhetoric of Black Power and Black Pride, McKinley's coming of age entailed her own detailed
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Genre/Form: Biography
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McKinley, Catherine E.
Book of Sarahs.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2002
(OCoLC)606853625
Online version:
McKinley, Catherine E.
Book of Sarahs.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2002
(OCoLC)609413768
Named Person: Catherine E McKinley; Catherine E McKinley; Catherine E McKinley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine E McKinley
ISBN: 1582432597 9781582432595
OCLC Number: 49760583
Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Catherine E. McKinley.

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"Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American and bi-racial children adopted by white couples in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Raised in a small, white New England town, she had a persistent longing for the more diverse community that would better understand and encompass her. In an era shaped by the rhetoric of Black Power and Black Pride, McKinley's coming of age entailed her own detailed investigation into her birth history, a search complicated by the terms of a closed adoption that denied her all knowledge of the circumstances of her birth."

"The Book of Sarahs traces McKinley's own time of revelations: after a five-year period marked by dead ends and disappointments, she finds her birth mother and a half-sister named Sarah, the name that was originally given to her. When she locates her birth father and meets several of his eleven other children she begins to see the whole mosaic of parentage - African American, WASP, Jewish, Native American - and then is confronted with a final revelation that threatens to destabilize all she has uncovered."--Jacket.

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