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*** Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The author of Real American has a British and white mother and an African-American father, and was raised in a very white suburb¬†where racism was rarely blatant but could pop up at any time — and where it was difficult for her to find belonging. She blames her parents for their lack of forethought, a little too much in my mind since they likely did not have much of a blueprint to work from (and seemed to have otherwise treated her family well). ¬†Her work on behalf of first-generation college students is remarkable, above and beyond the story of her upbringing.

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