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The Resource When I was white, Sarah Valentine, (sound recording audiobook download)

When I was white, Sarah Valentine, (sound recording audiobook download)

Label
When I was white
Title
When I was white
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Valentine
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned the truth about her own identity: mixed race. And so Sarah began the difficult and absorbing journey of changing her identity from white to black. In this memoir, Sarah details the story of the discovery of her identity, how she overcame depression to come to terms with this identity, and, perhaps most importantly, asks: why? Her entire family and community had conspired to maintain her white identity. The supreme discomfort her white family and community felt about addressing issues of race--her race--is a microcosm of race relationships in America. A black woman who lived her formative years identifying as white, Sarah's story is a kind of Rachel Dolezal in reverse, though her 'passing' was less intentional than conspiracy. This memoir is an examination of the cost of being black in America, and how one woman threw off the racial identity she'd grown up with, in order to embrace a new one"--
Summary
A coming-of-age memoir traces the author's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh before she discovered that her father was a black man, a revelation that transformed her sense of identity and raised questions about family choices
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10822264
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1977-
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Valentine, Sarah
Dewey number
305.48896073
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
F159.P653
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Danielle Deadwyler
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Valentine, Sarah
  • Valentine, Sarah
  • Racially mixed people
  • African American women
  • Whites
  • Passing (Identity)
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
When I was white, Sarah Valentine, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4248151
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250224576
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
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4f096fc8-5a45-4caa-9e7b-3b90e9f4542f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
When I was white, Sarah Valentine, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4248151
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250224576
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4f096fc8-5a45-4caa-9e7b-3b90e9f4542f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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