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  • ISBN: 9780307379467 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0307379469 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2010]

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General Note: "A memoir"---Dust jacket.
Description based on print version record.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-185)
Formatted Contents Note: Daddy -- Block busters -- Aunt Jemimas -- The garden -- Alabama -- A secret -- The docket -- Service -- The shooting -- The war at home -- A date with justice -- Home.
Summary, etc.: The cohost of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" set out, through original reporting, to write a book about "the hidden conversation on race" that is going on in this country. Along the way she unearthed painful family secrets that compelled her to question her own self-understanding; she traveled extensively to explore her own complex racial legacy. Her exploration is informed by hundreds of interviews with ordinary Americans and their observations about evolving attitudes toward race in America.
Subject: Norris, Michele.
Norris, Michele > Family.
African American journalists > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
Women journalists > Biography.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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