Racism Explained to My Daughterby Tahar Ben Jelloun
In the tradition of Marion Wright Edelman's "The Measure of Our Success," a best-selling author speaks frankly with his daughter about racism. A runaway best-seller in Europe, Tahar Ben Jelloun's Racism Explained to My Daughter has been translated into more than a dozen languages and sold more than 300,000 copies. Writing in response to his ten-year-old daughter's questions about racism, the prize-winning author has created a unique and compelling dialogue, speaking to racism as a problem not only in France, but around the world. Elegant and sensitive, "deceptively simple" (New York Times), Racism Explained to My Daughter is for all parents who have struggled to engage their children in discussion of this complex issue. It also includes personal essays from four leading U.S. writers who are also parents.
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Meet the Author
Winner of the 2004 IMPAC Prize, the 1994 Prix Maghreb, and the 1987 Prix Goncourt, Moroccan-born Tahar Ben Jelloun emigrated to France in 1961. His novels include the Prix Goncourt-winning The Sacred Night, Corruption, and This Blinding Absence of Light (IMPAC Prize, 2004). He is a regular contributor to Le Monde, La Repubblica, El País, and Panorama. Carol Volk translated Ben Jelloun's novel Corruption. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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