Angela is a biracial child, mother is African American and father is Caucasian. The book is snapshots of her experiences being bi-racial in West Philly.
Angela writes vignettes about the interaction between herself and different races. Being a biracial child, she had difficulty “fitting in” with one particular race. In her teenage years she battled mental issues and couldn’t come to terms with her mixed heritage. As she grew older, she learned that you have to be able to accept yourself before anybody else will accept you. This book is written for all age groups. It is entertaining, enlightening and heartbreaking story. The author captures the reader’s attention very quickly and keeps your interest.
Her mother, a former Black Panther, instilled in her the beauty and value that are in all races. Though she had these ideas, she still had difficulty navigating through life with a mixed racial heritage.
Angela takes us through her different phases of racial identity, that being confusion to activism to survival and the struggles that lies within each of those phases. She also briefly describes issues particular to women of mixed race.