"This timely book by Marion Kilson and Florence Ladd offers a provocative perspective on the challenges and rewards experienced by black and white mothers of biracial children...Kilson and Ladd, both social scientists and educators, also offer helpful guidelines for this growing demographic group in American society."Jewelle Taylor Gibbs co-author of Children of Color: Psychological Intervention with Culturally Diverse Youth "The authors' careful presentation of selected socialization themes in identity development--race and gender, sometimes distinct, at other times overlapping—provide a glimpse of parenting strategies black and white mothers have discovered necessary to minimize the effects of race-based rejection and affirm healthy development in their biracial offspring. This is an important and valuable contribution to the emerging literature on biracial family life in the post civil rights era."Janie Victoria Ward Simmons College Marion Kilson is an anthropologist and the author of Claiming Place: Biracial Young Adults of the Post-Civil Rights Era. Florence Ladd is a psychologist and won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association award for her novel, Sarah's Psalm (booksense)
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.