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7 Books For Multiracial Families By Multiracial Authors


The multiracial experience across the globe is a unique one. And it is not often that you come across books that have been written by multiracial authors that speak about what life is like as a mixed raced person.   Many of these books are narratives and others are short stories but none let the reader down.  Topics readily discussed include making friends, dating, family dynamics, double prejudice and more.  Hence if you have been looking for some multiracial books by multiracial authors this is your list.


1.) Multiracial Child Resource Book: Living Complex Identities

Pages: 266

Authors: Matt Kelley and  Maria P. P. Root

Publisher: MAVIN Foundation

Language: English

Summary: This book is an excellent resource for parents and educators alike.  This book provides information on identity development for multiracial kids with first hand narratives and experiences.


2.)  Part Asian, 100% Hapa 

Pages: 264

Author: Kip Fulbeck (Author), Paul Spickard (Afterword), Sean Lennon (Foreword)


3.) What Are You? Voices of Mixed Race Young People

Grade: 7-12

Age Range: 12-18

Pages: 288

Author: Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (1999)

Language: English

Summary: This book provides the reader on insights of dating, family, double prejudice, and insight that comes from being mixed.


4.) Half + Half: Writers on Biracial and Bicultural

Grade: 7-12

Age Range: 12-18

Pages: 272

Author: Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn

Publisher: Pantheon; 1 edition (June 9, 1998)

Language: English


5.) Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience

Grade: 7-12

Age Range: 12-18

Pages: 326

Author: Dr. Chandra Prasad and Rebecca Walker

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company

Language: English

Summary: Short stories by and about people of mixed racial heritage and explores the complexities of multiracialism and multiculturalism.


6.) Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids


Pages: 264

Author: Kip Fulbeck

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Language: English

Summary:  This book consists of charming images, handwritten statements from the children, first-person text from their parents, a foreword by Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng (President Obama’s sister), and an afterword by international star Cher(who is part Cherokee).


7.) Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed-Race Americans

Pages: 160 pages

Author: Cathy J Tashiro

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 2, 2013)

Language: English

Summary: Original and striking stories of older people of mixed race.


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