Book Review of Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away

Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away
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Times were different! I can't imagine a mother today agreeing to put her children through the trauma of the author's upbringing.

As the author narrates the story, she shows a lot of sympathy for her mother. It's only near the end of the story that we learn this empathy was hard won.

I admire the author's ability to see above the human failing and flaws of her mother, and allow her love of her mother to come through.

Very compelling book - both for the author's personal story, and the peek back to American society just a few decades ago.