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The Resource Black, white, and Jewish : autobiography of a shifting self, Rebecca Walker

Black, white, and Jewish : autobiography of a shifting self, Rebecca Walker

Label
Black, white, and Jewish : autobiography of a shifting self
Title
Black, white, and Jewish
Title remainder
autobiography of a shifting self
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Walker
Title variation
Black, white, & Jewish
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a memoir about the power of race to share one's personal identity, the daughter of Jewish father and African-American mother recalls her confusing but ultimately rewarding life lived between two conflicting ethnic identities. When Mel Leventhal married Alice Walker during the civil rights movement in the late 1960s, his mother declared him dead and did not reconcile until after the birth of her first grandchild. After Mel and Alice divorced, their daughter, Rebecca, alternated homes every two years, spending time in Mississippi, Brooklyn, San Francisco's Haight Ashbury, Washington, D.C., the Bronx, and suburban Westchester. With each new place came a new identity and desperate attempts to fit in: as white or black, as Puerto Rican or Jewish, as a party girl, a fighter, or a lover. Confused, and mostly alone, she turned to sex, drugs, books, and a cast of dangerous and thrilling characters. Black, White, and Jewish is the story of a child's unique struggle for identity and home when nothing in her world told her who she was or where she belonged. Poetic reflections on memory, time, and identity punctuate this gritty exploration of race and sexuality. Rebecca Walker has taken up the lineage of her mother, Alice, whose last name she chose to carry, and has written a lucid and inventive memoir that marks the launch of a major new literary talent
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2002.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2001.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164996
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969 November 17-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 973.04/96073/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Rebecca
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Rebecca
  • Racially mixed women
  • Racially mixed women
  • Daughters
  • African American women
  • Jewish women
  • African American women
  • Daughters
  • Families
  • Jewish women
  • Racially mixed women
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
autobiography of a shifting self
Label
Black, white, and Jewish : autobiography of a shifting self, Rebecca Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43810881
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781573221696
Lccn
00035292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43810881
Label
Black, white, and Jewish : autobiography of a shifting self, Rebecca Walker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43810881
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781573221696
Lccn
00035292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43810881

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