Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin audiobook

Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

By Nefertiti Austin
Read by Allyson Johnson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 09/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781684574117

  • Available on 09/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781684574117

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In America, Mother = White

That's what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt a "crack baby" or said that she would never be able to raise a black son on her own. She realized that American society saw motherhood through a white lens, and that there would be no easy understanding or acceptance of the kind of family she hoped to build.

Motherhood So White is the story of Nefertiti's fight to create the family she always knew she was meant to have and the story of motherhood that all American families need now. In this unflinching account of her parenting journey, Nefertiti examines the history of adoption in the African American community, faces off against stereotypes of single, black motherhood, and confronts the reality of raising children of color in racially charged, modern-day America.

Honest, vulnerable, and uplifting, Motherhood So White reveals what Nefertiti knew all along—that the only requirement for a successful family is one raised with love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Motherhood So White blew me away…This is an important book for anyone committed to creating a more equal playing field for all our children.” KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent

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Author

Author Bio: Nefertiti Austin

Author Bio: Nefertiti Austin

Nefertiti Austin, an author and memoirist, writes about the erasure of diverse voices in motherhood. Her work around this topic has been short-listed for literary awards and appeared in a number of media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Essence.com, Mutha, and adoptive families magazines, PBS SoCal’s “To Foster Change,” and PBS Parents. She earned degrees in US history and African American studies. She is a former certified PS-MAPP trainer, where she co-led classes for participants wanting to attain a license to foster and/or adopt children from the foster-care system. She is an alumna of the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and her first two novels, Eternity and Abandon, helped usher in the black romance genre in the mid-1990s.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English