Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This memoir of adoption and motherhood by Neferiti Austin also provides a much needed voice of black women adopting black children. She covers the process, dealing with birth families, dealing with new forms of mansplaining, and funny moments like teaching her son to pee standing up.
I think the idea that unifies her experience with other experiences I've heard from adoptive parents is the importance of the community that emerges, which isn't always the people you had in your life before adopting.
I had a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley and it came out September 24, 2019.
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