Monday, November 30, 2015

'Raising Mixed Race' Virtual Release Party!!


I'm having a party for my new book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World on Friday December 11 and I want you to come! And guess what? If you use the Internet and Facebook - you CAN. What's a Facebook party you ask? It's easy. That's what it is. Facebookers (and newbies) just do what you always do. Log on to Facebook, go to the Raising Mixed Race Facebook page any time between 9:30am-1:30pm PST on Dec 11, read, like, comment, share and voila! We have a party. But suuuch a cool party. Really. I'm super excited. Here's some things you can expect:

  • Posts every few minutes - for four hours - so yeah, LOTS going on
  • Video "sneak peeks" of Raising Mixed Race chapters (2 mins or less promise!) 
  • Thread discussions (though this isn't a rant party, so light thread discussions)
  • Humor - as in memes and word games like "caption this" or "react to this"

But possibly the best part of the party? THE GIVEAWAYS. THE GIVEAWAYS. THE GIVEAWAYS. I'll be giving away 4 signed copies of Raising Mixed Race plus over 20 stellar donations by other authors, artists and filmmakers - all by/about mixed race Asians.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Review: "My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me"

by Sharon H Chang

I'm very sorry to say this, but I can't recommend this book. God. This is the weirdest, hardest post to write. First, I don't do many book reviews. The few I've done on children's books especially have all been carefully chosen and glowing. I figure there's so friggin' few books out there on mixed race kids it doesn't serve to get overly critical and frankly we need as much uplift as possible. Second, there's an Asian mom involved here (Meilo So, illustrator, who is also mother to at least one multiracial Asian child) and I think we have to be incredibly careful about how we question our own sisters/brothers of color in a racist society so that we are transformative and don't succumb to rewriting internalized oppression upon ourselves. That said. I still can't recommend this book.