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The Resource The skin between us : a memoir of race, beauty, and belonging, Kym Ragusa

The skin between us : a memoir of race, beauty, and belonging, Kym Ragusa

Label
The skin between us : a memoir of race, beauty, and belonging
Title
The skin between us
Title remainder
a memoir of race, beauty, and belonging
Statement of responsibility
Kym Ragusa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A memoir of astonishing delicacy and strength about race and physical beauty. Kym Ragusa's stunningly beautiful, brilliant black mother constantly turned heads as she strolled the streets of West Harlem. Ragusa's working-class white father, who grew up only a few streets (and an entire world) away in Italian East Harlem, had never seen anyone like her. At home their families despaired at the match, while in the streets the couple faced taunting threats from a city still racially divided--but they were mesmerized by the differences between them. From their volatile, short-lived pairing came a sensitive child with a filmmaker's observant eye. Her two powerful grandmothers gave her the love and stability to grow into her own skin. Eventually, their shared care for their granddaughter forced them to overcome their prejudices. Rent parties and religious feste, baked yams and baked ziti--Ragusa's sensuous memories are a reader's delight, as they bring to life the joy, pain, and inexhaustible richness of a racially and culturally mixed heritage."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ragusa, Kym
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.A1
LC item number
R345 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ragusa, Kym
  • Ragusa, Kym
  • Ragusa, Kym
  • Racially mixed people
  • Grandmothers
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • African Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Italian Americans
  • Grandmothers
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N. Y.)
  • African Americans
  • Grandmothers
  • Italian Americans
  • Race relations
  • Racially mixed people
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
The skin between us : a memoir of race, beauty, and belonging, Kym Ragusa
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62493101
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780393058901
Lccn
2005033673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393058901
System control number
(OCoLC)62493101
Label
The skin between us : a memoir of race, beauty, and belonging, Kym Ragusa
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62493101
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780393058901
Lccn
2005033673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393058901
System control number
(OCoLC)62493101

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