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Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  12 reviews
An eye-opening exploration of race in America

In this deeply inspiring book, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America. Spurred by the realization that they had nearly completed high school without hearing any substantive discussion about racism in school, the t
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Tarcherperigee
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Roxane
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Tell Me Who You Are, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo do exactly that--tell us who they are, how they have come to thinking so carefully, so deeply about race, and how they want to create change. From Alaska to Florida they visit all fifty of these United States to talk to people about their experiences of race and the intersections of identity in America. This book is at once hopeful, raw, and brimming with curiosity, engagement and youthful energy. Through the conversations these women have with ...more
Emily
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
There are so many lives to live and no two are the same. This book is a thought provoking collection of snippets on race and intersectionality. I appreciated how most of the stories included pictures because I like to put a face with a story. I wish more people would read stories about people difgerent from them.
Kdorman
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tell Me Who You Are is an exploration of who we can be if we close the heart mind gap and listen, learn, and love with our hearts, minds.and histories. After hearing that we form our thoughts about race by age 3, Guo and Vulchi started their journey into race, culture and identity in America and how we can improve our racial literacy. Through these stories across the nation they show how much more we can be if we make the effort to acknowledge and understand not only what every being brings to t ...more
Austin Martin
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These individuals set out to do exactly what they planned on: gathering stories from others from all walks of life and different parts of the country. Throughout reading, I felt amazed at the hardships and obstacles these individuals faced and was amazed at how certain events in their lives shaped their worldview and how they worked to change the perception of the groups they identify with. Reading this has motivated me to share my own story and share my experiences with others whom I can relate ...more
J.J.
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Important resource for learning to listen and engage with stories of race, class and gender from a younger perspective. Also good because there are lots of definitions as well as the authors motivation for the project and the emotional toll involved in this kind of work. Good starting point for those willing to identify biases and truly engage.
Miko Lee
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book that captures diverse stories from all different kinds of Americans. By the teen duo who created a textbook to illustrate racial literacy through stories. Easy to read. With lovely photo portraits of each person. Can imagine how this could be used in any classroom.
Sarah
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Important read. Two young women take a gap year to travel across America interviewing people about race. Fascinating stories by amazing people.

We don't talk about race enough in America. This book could help and serves as an example on how to frame conversations and questions.
Meaghan Baker
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
An empathetic look at life through the lens/experiences of many. Worth a read.
Red
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An enlightening exposure of our strengths, weaknesses and dreams as a society.
Daniel Cornwall
I'm in the second chapter and the narratives are amazing!
Abby
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
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I really like the the authors' approach to sharing personal stories paired with statistics
Esther Lee
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great (and beautiful!) book for people looking to learn more about race. It's especially beginner friendly, but even folks who've studied ethnic studies will find new things to learn. It's also beautifully laid out, with photos of the interviewees, and fun facts about them. My fave fun fact was the immigrant mom who was the first to beat Super Mario and taught her kids to play it too! The editors also include footnotes for people looking to learn more about specific statistics and historical m ...more
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