Black White & Jewish

Black White & Jewish

Autobiography of a Shifting Self

Rebecca Walker - Author

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ISBN 9781573229074 | 336 pages | 08 Jan 2002 | Riverhead | 5.23 x 8.03in | 18 - AND UP
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  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
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Hailed as "compelling" by The Washington Post and "stunningly honest" by The San Francisco Chronicle, this memoir has hit bestseller lists and earned critical praise from coast to coast. Rebecca Walker was born in 1969 to author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal, who met and married in the heyday of the Civil Rights movement. But after their divorce, Rebecca was a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds-and trying to figure out where she fit in.

"Masterfully illuminates differences between black and white America...a heartbreaking tale of self-creation." (People )

"Walker skillfully depicts her tangled upbringing, full of disappointment and privilege." (Time)

"Compelling." (The Dallas Morning News)

"A poignant, spare memoir." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Powerful." (Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia)

"Compelling."—The Washington Post

"Stunningly honest."—San Francisco Chronicle

"A complex, all-American story."—USA Today

"Walker masterfully illuminates differences between black and white America...A heartbreaking tale of self-creation."—People

"[Walker] offers painful childhood memories of straddling two vastly different cultures—black bohemia and Jewish suburbia—to fashion a cautionary tale about the power of race in shaping identity...[a] highly readable debut."—Entertainment Weekly

"Walker [writes with] elegant, discreet candor...will attract a wealth of well-deserved praise."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A beautifully written meditation on the creation of a woman’s sense of self."—Jane Lazarre, author of Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness

"Powerful...deeply affecting."—Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia

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