Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America


      Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America
In America, Mother WhiteThat s what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt a crack baby or said that she would never be able to raise a Black son on her own She realized that American society saw motherhood through a white lens, and that there would be no easy understanding or acceptance of the kind of family she hoped to build.Motherhood So White is the story of Nefertiti s fight to create the family she always knew she was meant to have and the story of motherhood that all American families need now In this unflinching account of her parenting journey, Nefertiti examines the history of adoption in the African American community, faces off against stereotypes of single, Black motherhood, and confronts the reality of raising children of color in racially charged, modern day America.Honest, vulnerable, and uplifting, Motherhood So White reveals what Nefertiti knew all along that the only requirement for a successful family is one raised with love. Best Read Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America Author Nefertiti Austin For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America
  • Nefertiti Austin
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 1492679011

10 thoughts on “ Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

  1. says:

    Giveaway win

  2. says:

    I received a DIGITAL ADVANCE READER S COPY of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I recently read a tweet that identified white privilege as everyone learning to empathize and cater to whiteness Unfortunately, we live in a society that does just that we teach people to empathize and cater to whiteness in fairytales think Goldilocks , in religion white Jesus , and even in parenting As a mother of two, I have seen the lack of inclusivity in books on expecting, parenting, I received a DIGITAL ADVANCE READER S COPY of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I recently read a tweet that identified white privilege as everyone learning to empathize and cater to whiteness Unfortunately, we live in a society that does just that we teach people to empathize and cater to whiteness in fairytales think Goldilocks , in religion white Jesus , and even in parenting As a mother of two, I have seen the lack of inclusivity in books on expecting, parenting, and living In a realm that often discredits or neglects the stories of Blacks, let alone Black women, in walks Nefertiti Austin and Motherhood So White The book enters as a memoir on Austin s experience adopting as a single Black woman, and narrates the experience of parenting.I was immediately drawn into Austin s experience as she narrates it as a mother after the devastating death of Trayvon Martin I, too, found myself rocked by the murder of this young...

  3. says:

    A book that will be a useful resource for Black women considering adoption. Wasn t it Toni Morrison who said, if you can t find the book you want to read, it s your responsibility to write it Well that is exactly what Nefertiti Austin has done Wanting to be a mother, Nefertiti found scant resources and texts available centered around Black women adopting Black children So this book details her journey to motherhood through adoption and discovery that white women are normalized and un A book that will be a useful resource for Black women considering adoption. Wasn t it Toni Morrison who said, if you can t find the book you want to read, it s your responsibility to write it Well that is exactly what Nefertiti Austin has done Wanting to be a mother, Nefertiti found scant resources and texts available centered around Black women adopting Black children So this book details her journey to motherhood through adoption and discovery that white women are normalized and universalized around motherhood It is a bit of surprise that Nefertiti was so taken aback by this It s no secret that white people occupy the default position in this society, so for her to be surprised and shocked that this also extends to motherhood is disconcerting Despite the long history of relationships between Black mammies, nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for white children, our consistent erasure in parenting literature confirmed that mother in America would always be read as white She ...

  4. says:

    Laughed, cried, and learned so much from this book So very grateful people like Nefertiti choose to share their stories See full review at

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    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it When Nefertiti Austin, a single African American woman, decided she wanted to adopt a black baby boy out of the foster care system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the mommy wars Austin set off on her path without the ability to seek ...

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    Advanced Reading Copies of Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin were provided to my library book club by the Book Club Cookbook through their Galley Match Along with receiving copies of the book for all our regular book club members we also had a Skype visit with the author Austin s experience as a single black woman adopting an African American boy inspired her to write her memoir She discovered a dearth of books that spoke to her personal situation, as if motherhood and adoption were whit Advanced Reading Copies of Motherhood So White...

  7. says:

    When I first saw the title I immediately requested an advanced copy because I realized out of all the books I read that deal with motherhood in any way the experience of being a mother, of not being a mother, of choosing to be childfree, of choosing adoption..etc, non of the ones I read or the ones I am able to find and access as easily are written by ...

  8. says:

    This book was recommended to me after I read All the Sweeter Families Share Their Stories of Adopting from Foster Care by Jean Minton Both books detail the experience of adopting through the U.S Foster system, with a focus on California However, Ms Austin s book is a muchpersonal accounting of not only her journey into motherhood, but her own life story as a Black woman and the experiences that impacted her decisio...

  9. says:

    When Nefertiti Austin set out to adopt, she searched for resources for single Black moms of adopted children She wasn t surprised by the dearth of materials But she was surprised when she couldn t even find race neutral resources Based on the total lack of narratives like hers, she sat down to write the memoir resource the world was missing Motherhood So White is such an important book, and it will be crucial to many mothers and children that don t see their experience reflected in media Au When Nefertiti Austin set out to adopt, she search...

  10. says:

    So informative Great information if your looking to foster or adopt Loved the realness Like to know an update on authors life now Nice book Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.

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