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Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin
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bookshelves: adoption, read2019, reviewcopy, ebooks, netgalley
Recommended to Jenny (Reading Envy) by: https://themillions.com/2019/07/most-... because I can't resist

This memoir of adoption and motherhood by Neferiti Austin also provides a much needed voice of black women adopting black children. She covers the process, dealing with birth families, dealing with new forms of mansplaining, and funny moments like teaching her son to pee standing up.

I think the idea that unifies her experience with other experiences I've heard from adoptive parents is the importance of the community that emerges, which isn't always the people you had in your life before adopting.

I had a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley and it came out September 24, 2019.
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Reading Progress

July 19, 2019 – Shelved
July 19, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
July 19, 2019 – Shelved as: adoption
October 4, 2019 – Started Reading
October 4, 2019 –
99.0%
October 4, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 6, 2019 – Shelved as: read2019
October 6, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewcopy
October 6, 2019 – Shelved as: ebooks
October 6, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley

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