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I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World


reviewed by S. Maxwell Hines ó 2002

coverTitle: I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World
Author(s): Marguerite A. Wright
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787952346, Pages: 290, Year: 2000
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When I was asked to review, Iím Chocolate, Youíre Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World, by Marguerite A. Wright (2000), I welcomed the challenge. As an African American mother of two boys and a science teacher educator, I know first hand that there are precious few resources that speak to the unique needs of these children. Wright describes herself as, "a [black] licensed psychologist who specializes in the developmental and psychosocial issues of low income and minority children," (p. 281) in her practice at Childrenís Hospital in Oakland, CA. She is also the mother of four children. Her approach to writing this book was to combine elements of theory-driven research, case studies, and her own personal history to illustrate her perspectives on this topic. The book is targeted to parents, teachers, and others who work with black and biracial children. This becomes an extremely important issue when considering how effectively the book speaks to its target audience. The book is divided into three... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 118-121
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10767, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 12:42:19 AM

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  • S. Hines
    Hofstra University
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    S. Maxwell Hines, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Secondary Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hofstra University. Her research interests include, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Science Teaching and Learning and the Sociology of Science. Her book, Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice and Promise will be published by Peter Lang in 2002.
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