My Life in Black and White

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Come along for the reading ride as author, Kori D. Miller, describes her life as an interracial woman in the United States, from grade school in the 70’s to college in the late 80’s, and beyond.

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Half-breed. Oreo Cookie. Suzy Q. These are a few of the names the bullies spewed her way. Did she cower? Sometimes. Did she cry? A lot. Did they win? No. Come along for the reading ride as author, Kori D. Miller, describes her life as an interracial woman in the United States, from grade school in the 70’s to college in the late 80’s, and beyond. You’ll laugh. You might cry. And, you might get as ticked off as she did. In the end, you’ll discover that she’s a lot like you.

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Back Porch Writer Press; 2 edition (January 20, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991475615
ISBN-13: 978-0991475612

Additional information

Weight 5.9 oz
Dimensions 5 x 0.2 x 8 in

2 reviews for My Life in Black and White

  1. Honest and eye opening
    By Ionia Martin TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 9, 2013
    Format: Kindle Edition
    My Life in Black and White is a short book (creative non-fiction,) but it packs a real punch. Kori Miller tells a simple truth in this book. No matter what type of skin we have, what our hair looks like or what background we come from, we are all made of the same stuff.

    I enjoyed reading this. There are parts of this book that will piss you off, there are parts that will make you laugh and there are some sections that might even bring a tear to your eye. I appreciated the honesty in the author’s recollections of growing up as a mixed race person. She shares her thoughts in a way that is both easy to read and makes it simple to understand her position.

    There is a little ranting here and there, a lot of intelligent writing and some humor to make you smile. This was a book that I feel smarter for having read. The voice Kori Miller uses to tell her story is strong, but not formal and boring. The book doesn’t feel political or like the author is trying to sway the reader to feel a certain way. Instead, she tells you of her own thoughts, memories and opinion and lets you decide what you feel by the end.

    While many of the experiences the author speaks of could have made a different type of individual bitter or reclusive, Kori has managed to look inside herself and evaluate the things she has lived through to make her a stronger, more accepting person.

    Another thing that caught my attention about this memoir, was the chapter headings she used. Each one is quirky and brilliant and has a special meaning related to the text that follows it. If you are looking for something to read that will make you stop and think and appreciate the differences between us all, may I recommend this book.

  2. Sad
    By Gperk on March 10, 2013
    Format: Kindle Edition
    Kori, I enjoyed your story. It’s sad how people can be. Thanks for sharing your story. I’m glad you have the ability to take the insults in stride.

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