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Mixed Blessing: A Children's Book About a Multi-Racial Family

Title

Mixed Blessing: A Children's Book About a Multi-Racial Family

Authors

Marsha Cosman

Illustrator

Kyra Kendall

Publisher

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781480250529

Pages

26 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A young son discovers he does not have exactly the same skin colour as either parent. He questions this revelation and his parents explain using animals during a visit to the zoo. A candid look at children of mixed race and multiculturalism learning about their identity for the first time through a colourful illustrative story.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; Multiracial; biracial child; interracial marriage; multiracial family; mixed race child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Caribbean / Irish

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

zoo; skin color; questions; identity; acceptance; animals

Diversity Impact

direct

Mixed Blessing: A Children's Book About a Multi-Racial Family

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