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When I Was White by Sarah Valentine
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bookshelves: memoirs, racial-issues, pittsburgh, netgalley

I had a hard time deciding how to rate this book. The author has a fascinating story to tell with important insights into race and identity in America. But this book is in need of a lot of editing. At times the narrative is choppy without enough details to be able to follow the story, but in other places it is overly verbose. I did read an ARC, but they are usually in better shape this close to publication. I'll hold out hope that a good editor goes through it before it is published because it is a 5 star story that everyone could benefit from reading.

I received an ARC from NetGalley. The book will be released on August 6, 2019.
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Reading Progress

March 21, 2019 – Shelved
March 21, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 21, 2019 – Shelved as: memoirs
March 21, 2019 – Shelved as: racial-issues
March 21, 2019 – Shelved as: pittsburgh
March 21, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
June 27, 2019 – Started Reading
June 27, 2019 –
page 46
15.13% "Chapter 7"
June 30, 2019 – Finished Reading

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