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True!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-20

It's quite simply TRUE. I like her boldness. Yes, racism can be changed. And white people have a responsibility to change a system they benefit from that oppresses others. Choosing to deny that oppression rather than deal with it is just......well. Something I recommend - Buy the children's book "Jabari Jumps", like I did for my 2 mixed race pre-schoolers. Then buy "Rubys worry". Then buy "Look up".

Good!

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-20

I think this book was very well written, and well- researched, and it was very interesting to read the perspectives of lots of different mothers. I get the feeling that the primary target audience for this book is white middle class mothers, so as a black middle class mother, the book unfortunately did not help me address alot of the problems I face, so I regretfully have to give it 3 stars. The only other small complaint I have is that the author quoted a lady as saying "We Indian people are so fertile", and then subsequently went on to have fertility issues. I completely agree that the indian lady shouldn't have said that. I also think the author could have shown a little bit more compassion towards her. The lady making a small, offhand comment like that does not mean she "deserves" the sad, painful reality of fertility problems, as the author seems to suggest.

Sense!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-20

Loved it. captures sooooo much of what i have thought, but have been unable to express. My little daughter's are mixed race - one lighter skinned than the other. I hope and pray that in their time, their different skin colours will mean as little as a difference in eye colour to their life outcomes.

Eye opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-20

So well written. As a black woman living in England, it made me cry so much, feel angry, feel depressed, feel empowered, but still gave me hope, hearing from other black women that have succeeded. Put to paper so so much that I have thought, but didn't have the words to express.

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-20

I loved the honesty. I loved that she is such a great wordsmith. I love her metaphors, similes. She is so expressive I felt like I had gone on her journey with her. I loved her conclusion- courage in the face of adversity - It is worth the 10%. I relate to alot of her experiences as a black mum and she captures them so well! It is hard being a stereotype. It is hard being a brown-skinned mum in a predominantly white environment.