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The Resource Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America, Nefertiti Austin

Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America, Nefertiti Austin

Label
Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America
Title
Motherhood so white
Title remainder
a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America
Statement of responsibility
Nefertiti Austin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided to adopt two black children through the foster system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the 'mommy wars.' Austin set off on her path with no place to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism from the adoption community, who deal almost exclusively with white women, but surprisingly, from her own family and friends as well. Motherhood So White is an engaging story of family, and one of the first books to examine America's deep-seated racial tension through the lens of parenthood"--
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10805556
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, Nefertiti
Dewey number
  • 362.734092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV874.82.A94
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austin, Nefertiti
  • Adoptive parents
  • African American adoptive parents
  • Single parents
  • African American single mothers
  • African American parents
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America
Label
Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America, Nefertiti Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My adoption so black -- Mommie dearest, Daddy's dead -- Decision made -- Mommy lessons -- Other people's fears -- Graduating into motherhood -- His name is what? -- Motherhood so white -- In limbo -- Looking for diverse parenting literature in all the right places (and finding almost none) -- Turning one and other milestones -- The Obama season -- The wait is over: rituals and rites of passage -- Everybody has an opinion -- Got my sea legs -- Building my village -- Heroes -- August gets his wish -- Boy child in the promised land -- Bad mama jamas -- Epilogue -- Stories of parenting so black
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781492679011
Lccn
2019008407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1080246745
  • (OCoLC)1080246745
Label
Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America, Nefertiti Austin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My adoption so black -- Mommie dearest, Daddy's dead -- Decision made -- Mommy lessons -- Other people's fears -- Graduating into motherhood -- His name is what? -- Motherhood so white -- In limbo -- Looking for diverse parenting literature in all the right places (and finding almost none) -- Turning one and other milestones -- The Obama season -- The wait is over: rituals and rites of passage -- Everybody has an opinion -- Got my sea legs -- Building my village -- Heroes -- August gets his wish -- Boy child in the promised land -- Bad mama jamas -- Epilogue -- Stories of parenting so black
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781492679011
Lccn
2019008407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1080246745
  • (OCoLC)1080246745

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