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Top Ten: Books for Black-White Families (and some add-ons)

Posted by | September 12, 2007 | Uncategorized | One Comment
O.k., I’ve read many, many books on this subject (i.e. adoption; white parents adopting black kids; inter-racial adoption/bi-racial families). There are some good ones out there (and there are some not so good ones out there). Per your request, my dear readers, here is my List~~~

note: Please comment here to share your own favorite must-read adoption books (especially anything on black-white families!!!)

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Top Ten Favorite Books re: Adoption & Black-White Adoptive Families

  1. Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents, by Deborah Gray (my favorite adoption book of all time, a must-read for any adoptive parent of any child regardless of race/class/gender)
  2. Talking With Young Children About Adoption, by Mary Watkins & Susan Fisher (my 2nd favorite book on this topic of all time, again — regardless of race, a must-read!)
  3. Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, by Sherrie Eldridge
  4. How It Feels to Be Adopted, by Jill Krementz
  5. Jamaica and Me: The Story of an Unusual Friendship, by Linda Atkins
  6. I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World, by Marguerite Wright
  7. Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton
  8. Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption, by Barbara Katz Rothman
  9. Inside Transracial Adoption, by Gail Steinberg & Beth Hall
  10. Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib, by Jaiya John

Also… unrelated to adoption…
Re: Haiti — lots and lots of books out there, have read many, here are just two of my favorites:


Re: CMs (Career/Working Moms) — a bunch of books out there, have read many (them all?), here are a couple of my favorites:


Re: Twins — lots and lots and lots of books out there, have read many, have yet to find one I actually like. LOL!

One Comment

  • Pam says:

    Hello, just looking for board books or even paperback that have a white mother and a black child on it. Lots of adoptive families are seeking that out.

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