Thursday, June 11, 2009

#BookReview: I'm Down - Mishna Wolff

"You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Mishna Wolff. In this quick, easy read from Mishna Wolff the reader is treated to the ups and downs of a white girl growing up in a black neighborhood, but being too white to be accepted, and attending a predominantly white school, but being too black to be accepted. Pushed by her father to "just get out there," Mishna begins to wonder if the problem is really her, especially when her younger sister seems to have no problem fitting in. In this true story, Mishna learns that her father's over involvement in her life is better than the alternative that her friends at school face. Struggling to find her place in society, the author leaves you questioning who is black, who is white and does it really matter?
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