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Multiracial & Interracial EXperience (MIX)

R E A D I N G & R E S O U R C E L I S T

all titles submitted by MIX members; compiled by Binah Palmer


All the Colors We Are: the Story of How We Get Our Skin Color Katie Kissinger,

Wernher Krutein

Anthony’s Surprise Roz Grace

Black is Brown is Tan Arnold Adoff, Emily Arnold McCully

Brown Like Me Noelle Lampterti

Black, White, Just Right! Marguerite Davol, Irene Trivas

Children of the River Linda Crew

The Day We Met You Phoebe Koehler

Families are Different Nina Pellegrini

Finding My Voice Marie G. Lee

Free to Be . . .a Family Marlo Thomas, editor

Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, editor

Horace Holly Keller

I Love Saturdays y Domingos Alma Ada, Elivia Savadier

I’m Brown and my Sister Isn’t. Robbie O’Shea

If It Hadn’t Been for Yun Joon Marie G. Lee

Is Your Family Like Mine? Lois Abramchik, Barbara Cavallo

Is That Your Sister? Catherine and Sherry Bunin

Jalapeno Bagels Natasha Wing, Robert Casilla

Lupita Manana Patricia Beatty

A Mother for Choco Keiko Kasza

My Feelings, My Self: A Journal for Girls Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras

Over the Moon: an Adoption Tale Karen Katz

Passage to Freedom: the Sugihara Story Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee

A Rainbow all around me Sandra L. Pinkney, Myles Pinkney

Saying Goodbye Marie G. Lee

Something Good Robert Munsch, Michael Martchencko

Two Mrs. Gibsons Toyomi Igus, Daryl Wells

Trevor's Story: Growing Up Biracial Bethany Kandel, Carol Halebian

The White Swan Express: a Story about Adoption. Jean Davies Okimoto

Why am I different? Norma Simon, Dora Leder

You be Me, I’ll be You Pili Mandelbaum


After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees Sook Wilkinson and Nancy Fox, editors

Adopted from Asia: How it feels to grow up in America Frances M. Koh

The Black Notebooks -- An Interior Journey Toi Derricotte

Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self Rebecca Walker

Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Ethnicity Lise Funderburg

Catfish and Mandala Andrew Pham

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother James McBride

East to America: Korean American Life Stories Elaine Kim, Eui-Young Yu

Growing Up Asian American: an Anthology Maria Hong, Stephen Sumida, editors

Half & Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial & Bicultural Claudine C. O'Hearn, editor

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Richard Rodriguez

I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to

Their Children Sara Dorrow and Sang-Soon Han, editors

I’ve Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

In the Shadow of Race: Growing Up As a Multiethnic, Multicultural, and “Multiracial”

American Teja Arboleda

The Island of the Colorblind Oliver Sacks

Life on the Color Line Gregory Howard Williams

The Lives of Jean Toomer: A Hunger for Wholeness Cynthia Earl Kerman and Richard


Monster:The Autobiography of an L.A.Gang Member Sanyika Shakur, Monster Kody


Multiracial Couples: Black & White Voices Paul C. Rosenblatt, Terri A. Karis, and

Richard R. Powell

Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity Becky Thompson & Sangeeta

Tyagi, editors

Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families Gig Kaeser and Peggy Gillespie,

Glenda Valentine

Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography Kip Fulbeck

Quiet Odyssey: a Pioneer Korean American Woman in America Marie Paik Lee

The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock ‘n

Roll Ben Fong-Torres

Seeds from a Silent Tree: an Anthology by Korean Adoptees Tonya Bishoff and Jo

Rankin, editors

Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity Clarence Page

The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois

Still Life with Rice Helie Lee

The Sweeter The Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

Ten Thousand Sorrows: the Extraordinary Journey of Korean War Orphan Elizabeth


Tripping on the Color Line: Blackwhite Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World

Heather Dalmadge

The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood Kien Nguyen

Warrior Lessons: an Asian American Woman’s Journey into Power Phoebe Eng

Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston

What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People Pearl Fuyo Gaskins, editor

When I Was Puerto Rican Esmeralda Santiago

Yell-Oh Girls: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian

American Vickie Nam, editor


Barrio Boy Ernesto Galarza, Rudolf Steiner

Bless Me, Ultima Rudofo Anaya

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison

Caucasia Danzy Senna

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Julia Alvarez

Maru Bessie Head

On a Bed of Rice: an Asian American Erotic Feast Geraldine Kudaka, editor

Passing Nella Larsen

Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston


The Armless Maiden: and Other Tales for Childhood’s Survivors Terri Windling, editor

Baptism of Desire: Poems Louise Erdich

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Cherrie Moraga, ed.

Cane Jean Toomer

Charlie Chan is Dead: an Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction Jessica

Tarahata Hagedorn, editor

Emplumada Lorna Dee Cervantes

Fences August Wilson

Fire in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities Anna Deavere Smith

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Robert Olen Butler

The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros

Into the Fire Sylvia Watanabe & Carol Bruchac, editors

One Stick Song Sherman Alexie

Sanctified Church Zora Neale Hurston

Tales from the Great Turtle Piers Anthony and Richard Gilliam, editors

The Toughest Indian in the World Sherman Alexie


American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity Naomi Zack

“Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People,” Maria P. P. Root, in Readings for Diversity and

Social Justice: an Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexism, Classism, and Ableism (Maurianne Adams, ed.)

“Brown-Skinned White Girls: Class, Culture, and the Construction of White Identity in

Suburban Communities,” France Twine in Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism (Ruth Frankenburg, ed.)

The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America Shelby Steele

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know E.D. Hirsch Jr

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America Ronald Takaki

The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier Maria Root

New People: Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States Joel Williamson

New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development: A Theoretical and Practical Anthology

Charmaine Wijeyesinghe and Bailey W. Jackson, editors

Off White: Readings on Race, Power, and Society Michelle Fine, Linda Powell, l. Mun

Wong, editors

Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations bell hooks

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paolo Freire

Race & Mixed Race Naomi Zack

Race Matters Cornell West

Race Traitor Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey

Racially-mixed People in America Maria P. P. Root, editor

Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican

Americans Martha Menchaca

The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States Joan Ferrante-

Wallace, editor

Strangers & Kin: The American Way of Adoption Barbara Melosh

The Sum of Our Parts: Mixed-Heritage Asian Americans Teresa Williams-Leon, editor

Tripping on the Color Line: Blackwhite Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World
Heather Dalmadge

Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence Keith Gilyard

Where Is Your Body? and Other Essays on Race, Gender and the Law Mari J. Matsuda,


White Women, Race Matters : The Social Construction of Whiteness Ruth Frankenberg

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations

About Race Beverly Daniel Tatum

Being Adopted: the Lifelong Search for Self David Brodzinsky

I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-

Conscious World Marguerite Wright

Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships Joel Crohn

Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool & the Early Grades The Teaching

Tolerance Project,

Just Don't Marry One: Interracial Dating, Marriage, and Parenting George Yancey and

Sherelyn Whittum Yancey, editors

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner : Celebrating Interethnic, Interfaith, and Interracial Relationships Brenda Lane Richardson

Journey of the Adopted Self: a Quest for Wholeness Betty Jean Lifton

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew Sherrie Eldridge


Daughter from Danang (not rated, 2002)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (not rated, 1967)

Jungle Fever (R, 1991)

Losing Isaiah (R, 1995)

O (R, 2001) --a retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello

Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG, 2002)

Secrets and Lies (R, 1996)

Zebrahead (R, 1992)

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