Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Divorce; Biracial; Race discrimination; Biethnic; divorced parents; biracial child; racism; biethnic child; two homes
In a memoir about the power of race to share one's personal identity, the daughter of Jewish father and African-American mother recalls her confusing but ultimately rewarding life lived between two conflicting ethnic identities. When Mel Leventhal married Alice Walker during the civil rights movement in the late 1960s, his mother declared him dead and did not reconcile until after the birth of her first grandchild.
mother and father
Black / White
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2001; Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007; Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002; Alex Awards, 2002, Winner
Jewish; Civil Rights Movement; identity; sex; multiple cities
Walker, Rebecca, "Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" (2001). DIVerse Families. 1029.