This engaging audiobook, expertly narrated by Allyson Johnson, sets out to fill a void in the literature about motherhood with stories by, for, and about single black adoptive mothers. When Austin decided to adopt, she found, to her disappointment, few resources for families like hers. Weaving together memoir, history, and critique, she examines the ways society stereotypes and dismisses single black mothers and the harm that causes children and families. Johnson's serious and straightforward narration suits the tone of this work well. Her voice warms with emotion as she recounts Austin's personal journey to motherhood, and her voicings of the various people in Austin's life add another layer of interest to this smart memoir about race and parenting. L.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781684574117 $29.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781684574100 $17.49
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