Multiracial Mysteries

If you are a teen or know a teen.. check out Rachel and Rachael. These Canadian multiracial teenagers have created a site, Multiracial Mysteries, to help them and other multiracial teens deal with “everyday stresses of being different from ‘the norm'”. Their blog discusses myths, stereotypes, and experiences of multiracial teens.  Rachel and Rachael-Keep up the good work sharing the stories of the multiracial youth!

http://multiracialmysteries.wix.com/modernyouth


Asian American Literary Review: Mixed Race Issue

The AALR is dedicated to providing a space for both established and emerging writers to express what it means to identify as Asian American. Their latest issue is focused on Mixed Race identity, and they’ve gathered an impressive amount of storytellers of all genres to explore the Mixed experience. The hard cover journal is only the beginning, though. Throughout the 2013/2014 fall and spring semesters, over 100 universities will be participating in interactive classrooms using the Mixed Race issue as a springboard to discussions and new understandings of the Mixed experience. We strongly encourage you to purchase this journal, which will certainly be considered a historical archive, and to participate in the university initiatives.

Asian American Literary Review home page

Order your copy of the Mixed Race Issue HERE

Learn more about the University classes HERE

 


Congrats Mixed Up Clothing!

Congratulations to Sonia Kang founder of Mixed Up clothing.  Her children’s clothing line that focuses on “building friendships through fabrics” has been nominated for a Red Tricycle 2013 Totally Awesome Award. Winners will be announced Sept 1st.  Sonia and Mixed Up clothing has been featured on the Today show and has a new collaboration with Chocolate Me (written by Taye Diggs). Tia Mowry-Hardict clothes her son in Mixed Up clothing, you can find out more about where to get Mixed Up clothing at http://www.mixedupclothing.com/.  Mixed Nation http://mixednation.com/ has teamed up with Mixed Up clothing for a giveaway.  Click here to enter to win:  https://www.wf-site.com/microsite/pages/cca80757deead6e8

Sonia and Mixed Up Clothing: Keep up the good work, sharing the mixed race story through your creative design of apparel for children.



My Two Grannies – Summer Reading for the Kids!

My 2 Grannies

Author Floella Benjamin shares her story through a cute picture book featuring a mixed heroine and her two grandmothers, one from Trinidad and one from England. She followed this book up by writing My Two Grandads. These would be great summer reads to share with your children over the sumer!

My 2 Granddads

 

 

 


Cheerios Commercial featuring a Mixed Family

In late May 2013 Cheerios aired a commercial that features a Mixed family, and shortly afterwards Youtube had to disable comments because of all of the racist remarks the ad received. We are so excited that our stories are being told in the media – head on over to the Youtube page and ‘like’ the commercial if you want to show your support!


Raising Mixed Children

This interesting article brings up an important topic to consider when parenting all children.  Should children be raised to see color or be colorblind? If you are raising mixed race children which do you chose? Why? What resources have you found in helping you teach your children about race issues? If you are mixed, how were you raised? How did being raised to see color or to be colorblind impact your life?

http://madamenoire.com/275209/on-eve-and-her-plans-to-raise-her-bi-racial-children-colorblind/

 


I am Mixed – Reserve your copy TODAY!

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Jay and Nina discover they can enjoy the best of both worlds their parents come from in this new children’s book “I am Mixed” by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones. Garcelle Beauvais has joined Stranger Comics to launch an “I AM” series. “I am Mixed” is the first in the series.  Pre-order your copy today!http://www.strangercomics.com/i-am-mixed/


Early Reader Summer Reading

Amy HodgepodgeHave an early reader in your home? Check out this early reader book series Amy Hodgepodge (www.amyhodgepodge.com) presented by the Wayans Family.  This series of 6 books is bound to keep your new reader occupied this summer exploring the life of Amy, a multiracial fourth grader who moves to a new school and all her adventures. On the website you can meet her friends, see her scrap book, enjoy activities, trivia, games, merchandise and more!