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Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019, acceptance, non-fiction, aww, australian-author, identity

The title reflects the court case that spurred this book to be written. A reflective, insightful commentary about identity. Heiss shares her story of what is and was like as an urban Aboriginal in Australia. Of growing up with an Aboriginal mum and an Austrian dad, of the rampant racism experienced, of the wonderful people who have influenced her life greatly, of the struggles for those of colour, of empowering Aboriginal children through literacy, and so much more.

It is a thought provoking book and one that should be on the curriculum in every school in Australia. Not only does it talk about identity now, but also reflects on the past and how much of the real history of Australia is not taught in schools.

In the end, the book is about respecting your fellow human beings.

This is the first Anita Heiss book I have read and I plan to read more - both fiction and non-fiction.
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Reading Progress

March 25, 2016 – Shelved
March 25, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 5, 2018 – Started Reading
February 25, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: acceptance
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: aww
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: australian-author
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: identity

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