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The Resource Mothering without a compass : white mother's love, Black son's courage, Becky Thompson

Mothering without a compass : white mother's love, Black son's courage, Becky Thompson

Label
Mothering without a compass : white mother's love, Black son's courage
Title
Mothering without a compass
Title remainder
white mother's love, Black son's courage
Statement of responsibility
Becky Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1997, Becky Thompson began parenting nine-year-old Adrian at the request of his mother, changing both of their lives forever. Mothering without a Compass is the story of Thompson's first year as the white lesbian "sudden-mother" of an African American boy. From the everyday yet sometimes overwhelming tasks of finding Adrian a school and debating the significance of action figures, to unexpected discussions about who pays whom at the sperm bank and the more complicated matters of racism, sexuality, nontraditional families, open adoption, love, and loss, Thompson gives us an absorbing and often humorous account of her experience with antiracist, multicultural parenting." "Mothering without a Compass relates a lesbian parent's struggle to help her child grow up and describes the complexities facing children who have more than one family."--Jacket
Cataloging source
IOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Becky W
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbian mothers
  • Women, White
  • African American young men
  • Children of gay parents
  • Mothers and sons
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American young men
  • Children of gay parents
  • Lesbian mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • United States
Label
Mothering without a compass : white mother's love, Black son's courage, Becky Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Put my head in her hands, our two heads together; Witness to the telling; Limb from limb; Telling, not telling, still hurting; What part of the story do I tell?; Heart on the table, in my hands; In the age of no innocence; Lost time, in time, on time, with time; In the gaze, in the tone of the voice; Much of the script, already written; Father love; Mother love; Sex education in the 1990s; So grown; Sand beneath my feet, the tide takes its turn; Acknowledgments; Notes
Control code
ocn232159849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (167 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816636365
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttp45k1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232159849
Label
Mothering without a compass : white mother's love, Black son's courage, Becky Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Put my head in her hands, our two heads together; Witness to the telling; Limb from limb; Telling, not telling, still hurting; What part of the story do I tell?; Heart on the table, in my hands; In the age of no innocence; Lost time, in time, on time, with time; In the gaze, in the tone of the voice; Much of the script, already written; Father love; Mother love; Sex education in the 1990s; So grown; Sand beneath my feet, the tide takes its turn; Acknowledgments; Notes
Control code
ocn232159849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (167 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816636365
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttp45k1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232159849

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