What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

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Pearl Fuyo Gaskins
Macmillan, Jun 15, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 273 pages
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In the past three decades, the number of interracial marriages in the United States has increased by more than 800 percent. Now over four million children and teenagers do not identify themselves as being just one race or another.

Here is a book that allows these young people to speak in their own voices about their own lives.

What Are You? is based on the interviews the author has made over the past two years with mixed-race young people around the country. These fresh voices explore issues and topics such as dating, families, and the double prejudice and double insight that come from being mixed, but not mixed-up.
  

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The manual to navigating American society that I wish I had growing up in the 90s and pre-Tumblr era. Read full review

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As the White parent of biracial sons, I often wonder what my sons will experience growing up. And I often feel completely unprepared to be a parent of mixed-race children. I have studied diversity for ... Read full review

Contents

Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People
13
Tyonek Glee Ogemageshig
40
Donna Maketa Randolph
87
Wasnt the Blueeyed Blondhaired Cheerleader Type
128
Tatsu Yamato
164
Oh Hes Something Else
206
Hapa Grub
238
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About the author (1999)

Pearl Fuyo Gaskins is an award-winning journalist whose articles frequently appear in Scholastic Choices magazine. The child of an interracial marriage, she wrote What Are You? "to be a forum for mixed-race young people to share their experiences and validate their feelings." This is her first book. Ms. Gaskins grew up in California, lived in Hawaii, and now resides with her husband in West Orange, New Jersey.

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