Good, bad, ugly and illuminating—everyone has an opinion on race. As biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is more like playing a game of multi-level chess. The anthology, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, which I co--authored with Bryony Sutherland, cites the experiences of twenty-four mixed-race authors and parents of multiracial children of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world. It blends positivity, negativity, humor, pathos and realism in an enlightening exploration of what it means to be more than one ethnicity.
Says Susan Graham, President of Project Race About Being Biracial
"Being Biracial: where our secret worlds collide is the best of both worlds. It is not academic, nor is it only commercial. Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland have indeed found a way to take a subject that will appeal to everyone, from interracial families, to the multiracial population, to non-fiction readers, and to academics. It is a book that needs to be read by anyone interested in diversity and the multiracial viewpoint."
One of 50+ 5-star Reviews Raves About Being Biracial
"At once inspiring, touching and heartbreaking, this compendium of first-hand experiences sheds light on lives most of us are far removed from. Many bi- or multi-racial children and adults mask their true feelings in an attempt to "fit in" to society at large, but this groundbreaking book by Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland pulls back the curtain and allows us to live inside the authors' skins for awhile. In this century of openness and awareness, an age when interracial and interfaith relationships are publicly acknowledged, when LGBTQ and transgender issues are spoken of openly, it is surely time for the world at large to learn and understand what difficulties, identity issues and prejudices multiracial individuals and families have endured. It is books and stories such as these that can lead to new understanding."
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