White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - White like her: my family’s story of race and racial passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing, ” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. In the historical context of the jim crow south, Gail explores her mother’s decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness.

Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to publicly out her mother, Gail changed how she looks at race and heritage. With a foreword written by kenyatta Berry, host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, this unique and fascinating story of coming to terms with oneself breaks down barriers.

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Her & Them

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EKOL Media #ad - Her parents are healthy and supportive of her decisions and her best girlfriend, Nedra, keeps her laughing and supplied with wine. What seemed unbreakable, starts to crumble and what was unimaginable begins to manifest in a way she didn’t see coming. Her career is thriving, her curves are popping and her relationship with her boyfriend has been tailor-made to support her carefree lifestyle.

Her & Them #ad - Shanice is living her best life. Now, with so much uncertainty surrounding her, Shanice has to remember how to trust her intuition even when she can’t see the whole picture. She can’t imagine there is anything else that could make her life better than it already is. However, when something seems too good to be true, that’s probably because it is.

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Dover Thrift Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - One of the most prominent african-americans of his time, James Weldon Johnson 1871–1938 was a successful lawyer, social reformer, educator, songwriter, and critic. The human drama is powerful and revealing — from the narrator's persistent battles with personal demons to his firsthand observations of a Southern lynching and the mingling of races in New York's bohemian atmosphere at the turn of the century.

First published in 1912, the novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities and ambiguous appearance allow him unusual social mobility — from the rural South to the urban North and eventually to Europe. Among his most famous works, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man in many ways parallels Johnson's own remarkable life.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Dover Thrift Editions #ad - . A radical departure from earlier books by black authors, this pioneering work not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also examines the American caste and class system. But it was as a poet and novelist that he achieved lasting fame. Revolutionary for its time, the Autobiography remains both an unrivaled example of black expression and a major contribution to American literature.

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Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away

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Penguin Books #ad - Sent by her mother to be raised by black friends when she was four years old and could no longer pass as white, June was plunged into the pain and confusion of a family divided by race. June cross was born in 1954 to norma booth, a glamorous, and James “Stump” Cross, aspiring white actress, a well-known black comedian.

Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away #ad - It traces june’s astonishing discoveries about her mother and about her own fierce determination to thrive. Secret daughter tells her story of survival. This is an inspiring testimony to the endurance of love between mother and daughter, a child and her adoptive parents, and the power of community.

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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Every tongue got to confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, slavery, white folk, race, love, the Devil, family, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, and community.

Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.

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Dodging Temptation The Retreat

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Entangled: Indulgence #ad - On the cusp of closing a multi-billion-dollar luxury resort deal, Dodge can't afford for anything go wrong. The ultra exclusive resort in wyoming seems like the ideal place to hide--and work--so there's no way she's letting the Type-A jerk who runs the place fire her. Despite the animosity sparking between them, Dodge and Harper can't keep their hands to themselves.

Dodging Temptation The Retreat #ad - It won't. Immediately. Harper conner just wants to be left alone, but after slapping her cheating senator ex-husband during a televised press conference, she's a hot commodity. You can't hide from love. Or revenge. Dodge Loving wants revenge. And he's about to get it. He has to get rid of her. But then a fiery redhead shows up, the paparazzi hot on her trail, and throws his world into chaos.

But his mother has other ideas.

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The Billionaire Scoop Secrets & Deception Book 1

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Interracial Love Stories #ad - No cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA!*Publisher Note: This story was previously published under another name. He seeks refuge in a bar and runs into a beautiful woman who tempts him to take a load off and spill everything. But job opportunities keep slipping through her fingers—until an unhappy billionaire spills his woes to her in a bar and she suddenly has the perfect scoop to launch her career! But can she betray the handsome man in his most vulnerable moment?Jim Craig wants normalcy.

The Billionaire Scoop Secrets & Deception Book 1 #ad - When maribel moves to new york to pursue a journalism career, she thinks life can only get better, having grown up in the Deep South, battling racism. Little does he know, the beautiful stranger is a reporter, and they both might get more than they bargained for once their secrets come to light!The Billionaire Scoop is a standalone BWWM interracial romance on the sweet side with secret identity themes.

The son of a billionaire and forced into the family business, Jim is now facing one of his worst fears—an arranged marriage—and he takes off before he can go through with it.

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Passing

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Start Publishing LLC #ad - Passing #ad - Generally regarded as nella larsen's best work, Passing was first published in 1929 but has received a lot of renewed attention because of its close examination of racial and sexual ambiguities. It has achieved canonical status in many American universities.

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The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption

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HarperOne #ad - King has had run-ins with the law and continues a lifelong struggle with alcohol addiction. But king refuses to be bitter about the crippling emotional and physical damage that was inflicted upon him that night in 1991. What happened next shocked the nation. Ignited into a firestorm thirteen months later when four white officers were acquitted by a mostly white jury.

. On a dark street, what began as a private moment between a citizen and the police became a national outrage. Rodney glen king grew up in the Altadena Pasadena section of Los Angeles with four siblings, a loving mother, and an alcoholic father. Los angeles was engulfed in flames as people rioted in the streets.

The infamous rodney king incident was born when this first instance of citizen surveillance revealed a shocking moment of police brutality, a horrific scene that stunned and riveted the nation via the evening news. More than fifty people were dead, hundreds were hospitalized, and countless homes and businesses were destroyed.

The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption #ad - King's plaintive question, "can we all just get along?" became a sincere but haunting plea for reconciliation that reflected the heartbreak and despair caused by America's racial discord in the early 1990s. While rodney king is now an icon, he is by no means an angel. Racial tensions long smoldering in L.

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The Color of Water

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Riverhead Books #ad - From the new york times bestselling author of the good lord bird, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, a James Brown biography. The incredible modern classic that Oprah. Com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride’s literary career.

Over two years on the new york times bestseller list Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. Twice widowed, ruth's determination, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college—and most through graduate school.

The Color of Water #ad - The color of water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.  . God is the color of water, " ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race.

At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University. Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, his flirtations with drugs and violence, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, and his eventual self- realization and professional success.

As a young man, worry, mcbride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain. In the color of water, through her searing and spirited voice, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, recreates her remarkable story.

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The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - Bonnie wilder has lived here, on Blackberry Corner, all her life, and would be content but for her deep desire to have a child. She has found her calling. Then naz finds a blanketed infant on the banks of Canaan Creek, and suddenly Bonnie’s life is transformed. And of finding grace where you least expect it.

Canaan creek, south carolina, in the 1950s is a tiny town where the close-knit African-American community is united by long-term friendships and church ties. Together with thora and the rest of the hilarious, and all-too-human women from her church group, tough, Bonnie creates an underground railroad for unwanted babies.

The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner: A Novel #ad - But one of these precious gifts will come back to haunt her: a deception begun in good faith comes full circle, ultimately forcing Bonnie to find the courage to confront a difficult truth at the center of her own life. She and her husband Naz cannot conceive, and he refuses to adopt. Even the support of her outrageous best friend Thora—to whom Bonnie tells everything—can’ t help fill the emptiness inside her.

Filled with compassion, here is a rich, inspiring tale of friendship and family, humor, and tenacity in the face of almost insurmountable odds, sisterhood and mother love.

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