Good, bad, ugly and illuminating: everyone has an opinion on race. As Biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is more like playing a game of multi-level chess. The anthology, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, cites the experiences of twenty-four mixed-race authors and parents of multiracial children of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world. It blends positivity, negativity, humor, pathos and realism in an enlightening exploration of what it means to be more than one ethnicity.
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I can't get enough of this book and I truly hope it becomes a global best seller. Everyone would benefit from reading it, whether you identify as biracial, multiracial, black, white or anything in between. Conversations about race can be uncomfortable, but this book leaves you with no excuse whatsoever to not participate. Speaking as a white person, this book has been extremely eye-opening and has let me see a world I would otherwise know nothing about. The first essay by Sarah Ratliff was like a punch in the gut. I cried! There's enough drama in her parents' story to make a Lifetime movie. The contributors are from every corner of the world and have unique but binding experiences to share. Their essays are honest and eloquent and raw. "Being Biracial" actually leaves me wanting to read more, so I look forward to a Volume 2!