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Suggested Readings on Transracial Adoption
- Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib. by Jaiya John
- Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children , by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Summary: A psychologically wise guide to helping multiracial children of all ages develop confidence and a healthy understanding of their uniqueness.
- Inside Transracial Adoption, by Gail Steinberg & Beth Hallinan
- Summary: Inside Transracial Adoption provides creative, confident, pro-active, and provocative guidance for parents who are experienced veterans or who are considering transracial adoption for the first time.
- Different and Wonderful: Raising Black Children in a Race-Conscious Society, by Darlene Powell Hopson and Derek S. Hopson
- Summary: Renowned psychologists Darlene Powell Hopson and Derek S. Hopson explore the sometimes tough, sometimes unspoken, questions that face that Black middle-class today, particularly parents.
- I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World, by Marguerite A. Wright
- Summary: This superb, rational, and highly readable volume answers a deeply felt need. Parents and educators alike have long struggled to understand what meanings race might have for the very young, and for ways to insure that every child grows up with a healthy sense of self.
- Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: Practice Issues for Professionals, by Joseph Crumbley
- Summary: Transracial Adoption and Foster Care has been a controversial topic throughout this decade- a topic that has led to arguments and divisions between families, neighborhoods, professionals, and policy makers on both local and national levels. The purpose of this book is to go beyond the arguments and ask the question: How do we as professionals help children and families make transracial adoption and foster placements work?
All Kinds of Children, by Norma Simon, Diane Paterson (Illustrator)
Summary: All children need food and clothes, all like to run and play, all want to love and be loved. With this book, a child can realize that while he or she may look different on the outside, all children are alike on the inside.
- All Kinds of Families, by Norma Simon, Caroline Rubin (Editor), Joe Lasker (Illustrator)
- Summary: Describes families of many different types; two parent, adoptive, single parent, sibling groups, divorced, grandparents, childless and many others.
- Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation, by Lauren Murphy Payne, Pamela Espeland (Editor), Claudia Rohling (Illustrator)
- Summary: Warm, simple words and enchanting illustrations build children's self-esteem.
You Be Me, I'll Be You, by Pili Mandelbaum
Summary: Anna, the interracial child of a white father and black mother, explores questions and yearnings she has about her identity by "switching" skin-colors with her father. With wit, compassion and a very light and non-didactic hand, this book examines issues of concern not only to interracial children, but to all children who have ever worried about their differences.