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Is That Your Child? Mothers Talk About Rearing Biracial Children *SIGNED*

Kilson, Marian and Florence Ladd

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ISBN 10: 0739127640 / ISBN 13: 9780739127643
Published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham MD, 2009
Condition: As New Soft cover
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134pp. Glossy taupe wrappers with maroon and turquoise title lettering on upper half front cover. Flatsigned by author on title page beneath printed name. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005889

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Title: Is That Your Child? Mothers Talk About ...

Publisher: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham MD

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Flatsigned by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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'Is That Your Child?' is a question that countless mothers of biracial children encounter whether they are African American or European American, rearing children today or a generation ago, living in the city or in the suburbs, are upper middle class or lower middle class. Social scientists Marion Kilson and Florence Ladd probe mothers' responses to this query and other challenges that mothers of biracial children encounter. Organized into four chapters, the book begins with Kilson and Ladd's initial interview of one another, continues with an overview of the challenges and rewards of raising biracial children gleaned from their interviews with other mothers, presents profiles of mothers highlighting distinctive individual experiences of biracial parenting, and concludes with suggestions of positive biracial parenting strategies. This book makes a unique contribution to the growing body of literature by and about biracial Americans. Although in the past twenty years biracial Americans like Rebecca Walker, June Cross, and James McBride have written of their person experiences and scholars like Kathleen Korgen, Maria Root, and Ruth Frankenberg have explored aspects of the biracial experience, none has focused on the experiences of a heterogeneous set of black and white mothers of different generations and socioeconomic circumstances as Kilson and Ladd do.

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Marion Kilson is an anthropologist and the author of Claiming Place: Biracial Young Adults of the Post-Civil Rights Era (Bergin & Garvey 2000). Florence Ladd is a psychologist and won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association award for her novel, Sarah's Psalm (Scribner 1997).

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