Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?

Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?

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qAm I black or white or am I American?q qWhy don't my eyes look like yours?q qWhy do people always call attention to my 'different' hair?q Helping a child understand his mixed racial background can be daunting, especially when, whether out of honest appreciation or mean-spiritedness, peers and strangers alike perceive their features to be qother.q Drawing on psychological research and input from over fifty multiracial families, Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? addresses the special questions and concerns facing these families, explaining how we can best prepare multiracial children of all ages to make their way confidently in our color-conscious world. From the books and toys to use in play with young children, to advice on guiding older children toward an unflappable sense of self, Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? is the first book to outline for parents how, exactly, to deflect the objectifying attention multiracial children receive. Full of powerful stories and counsel, it is sure to become the book adoptive and birth parents of different races alike will look to for understanding as they strive to raise their children in a changing world.... school, each interaction with their eight- to eleven-year-old peers becomes electrically charged with the paramount questions: aquot;Can /play too? ... Often memories of peer teasing a€” which most recall happening between second and fifth grade a€” continue to be emotionally ... Indeed, much depends on whether they successfully navigate this passage. ... compared to the wonder and constant growth of early childhood or the drama of adolescence, nothing could be further from the truth.

Title:Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?
Author:Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2009-02-23


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