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Resources for Bicultural Families

Books


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• Beyond the Mask: When American Women Marry Japanese Men, by Nancy Brown Diggs, State University of New York Press, 2001.


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• Family in Transition, 12th edition, edited by Arlene and Jerome Skolnick, Allyn & Bacon, 2002.


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• Intercultural Marriage: Promises & Pitfalls, by Dugan Romano, Intercultural Press, 2001.


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• Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic and Interfaith Relationships, by Joel Crohn, Ballantine Books, 1995.


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Books for Children


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There are many books for children that deal with specific ethnic heritages. These will appeal to children no matter what their cultural makeup.


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• A Real American, by Richard Easton, Clarion Books, 2002.


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• Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume, Dell Publishing, 1970.





• Black, White, Just Right!, by Marguerite W. Davol, Albert Whitman & Company, 1993.



• Kim/Kimi, by Hadley Irwin, M.K. McElderry Books, 1987.



• People, by Peter Spier, Doubleday, 1988.


 


Fiction/Memoirs for Adults



These stories offer insights from the perspective of people of mixed ethnicity.



• Caucasia, by Danzy Senna, Riverhead Books, 1998.



• The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride, Riverhead Books, 1996.



• Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures, by Kyoko Mori, Fawcett Books, 1999.



• Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, by David Mura, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991.


 


CD-ROM





• StarFestival
– http://starfestival.com. This multimedia K-12 curriculum about Japan and issues of cultural identity features an interactive CD-ROM and teacher’s guide.




See the complete contents of Bicultural Families:

Part 1: Meeting the Challenges of Raising Children With Two Cultures


Part 2: Helping Kids Embrace Both Cultures


Part 3: Stages of Cultural Identity


Part 4: How Bicultural Families Make It Work


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