What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

Henry Holt and Company and imprint of MacMillan
June 1999
288 pages
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8050-5968-7, ISBN10: 0-8050-5968-7

Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

Awards: American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library; NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Booklist Editors’ Choice

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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