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Half and half : writers on growing up biracial and bicultural

Author: Claudine C O'Hearn
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Eighteen biracial and bicultural writers address the difficulties and benefits of growing up different in the United States. As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin. Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered -- they are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Half and half.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)656664967
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudine C O'Hearn
ISBN: 0375400311 9780375400315 0375700110 9780375700118
OCLC Number: 38014127
Description: xiv, 272 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Lost in place / Garrett Hongo --
The mulatto millennium / Danzy Senna --
The double helix / Roxane Farmanfarmaian --
California palms / lê thi diem thúy --
Moro like me / Francisco Goldman --
The road from Ballygunge / Bharati Mukherjee --
Reflections on my daughter / David Mura --
Life as an alien / Meri Nana-Ama Danquah --
Lost in the middle / Malcolm Gladwell --
The funeral banquet / Lisa See --
A white woman of color / Julia Álvarez --
A middle passage / Philippe Wamba --
Food and the immigrant / Indira Ganesan --
What color is Jesus? / James McBride --
Postcards from "home" / Lori Tsang --
From here to Poland / Nina Mehta --
Technicolor / Rubén Martínez --
An ethnic Trump / Gish Jen.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Claudine C. O'Hearn.
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Eighteen biracial and bicultural writers address the difficulties and benefits of growing up different in the United States. As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin. Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered -- they are discussed. These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds. Through the lens of personal experience, they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture. And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division. - Publisher.

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