I received a free copy of Real American: A Memoir in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Real American – A Memoir is an Important Read
Real American – A Memoir by New York Times Julie Lythcott-Haims shares the story of the author growing up as a biracial black woman. All through the book, you feel her need for belonging and not feeling like she was good enough to be black or white. One part sticks in my mind. It is when she is taking her daughter to a party. She writes about how she wouldn’t be black enough. You feel a sense of her confusion when reading her memoir. Another time, she shares the story of how a parent of a peer somewhat jokingly but not, talks to her about her acceptance to Stanford and how her son did not get in. Was he insinuating that it was her color? She mentions how they both she equal grades and that she was the president of the student body. Could that be the reason as opposed to the color of her skin? You feel frustrated for her. You feel annoyed for her.
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