When I was pregnant a friend told me, that as a white woman expecting a biracial Black child, I needed to read Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness. He said I needed to read it as much as I needed to read any book about preparing for childbirth or any other part of parenting. Maybe more. He said it was going to blow both my mind and my maternity acid-wash jeans right off of me. Unfortunately I never did have a pair of maternity acid-wash jeans, but I did have this book blow my mind. I almost finished it before I gave birth – so I finished it up in my child’s first few days. It was the first book I ever read aloud to him. I would share a favorite passage or two – but it’s such an awesome book it is almost always lent out to someone.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to begin to understand Black identities and experiences. I would recommend this book to anyone of any skin color – especially those living in the U.S. now. I highly recommend it to any white parent who is part of a multiracial family.
Check it out at your local library or here.