Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural
Knopf Publishing Group
Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed race
Eighteen biracial and bicultural writers address the difficulties and benefits of growing up different in the United States. As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin. Simple questions like 'What are you?' and 'Where are you from?' aren't answered -- they are discussed. These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds. Through the lens of personal experience, they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture. And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division.
Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition,1999 H.W. Wilson; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2000 American Library Association
O'Hearn, Claudine C., "Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural" (1998). DIVerse Families. 263.