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The Resource When I was white : a memoir, Sarah Valentine

When I was white : a memoir, Sarah Valentine

Label
When I was white : a memoir
Title
When I was white
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Valentine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned the truth about her own identity: mixed race. And so Sarah began the difficult and absorbing journey of changing her identity from white to black. In this memoir, Sarah details the story of the discovery of her identity, how she overcame depression to come to terms with this identity, and ... asks: why?"--
Summary
A coming-of-age memoir traces the author's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh before she discovered that her father was a black man, a revelation that transformed her sense of identity and raised questions about family choices
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10801328
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valentine, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 305.48/896073
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F159.P653
LC item number
V35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Valentine, Sarah
  • Valentine, Sarah
  • Racially mixed people
  • African American women
  • Whites
  • Passing (Identity)
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
When I was white : a memoir, Sarah Valentine
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018055440
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250146755
Lccn
2018055440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048946491
Label
When I was white : a memoir, Sarah Valentine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018055440
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250146755
Lccn
2018055440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048946491

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