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Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away
by June Cross

Published: 2007-04-24
Paperback : 336 pages
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June Cross was born in 1954 to Norma Booth, a glamorous, aspiring white actress, and James “Stump” Cross, a well-known black comedian. Sent by her mother to be raised by black friends when she was four years old and could no longer pass as white, June was plunged into the pain and ...
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June Cross was born in 1954 to Norma Booth, a glamorous, aspiring white actress, and James “Stump” Cross, a well-known black comedian. Sent by her mother to be raised by black friends when she was four years old and could no longer pass as white, June was plunged into the pain and confusion of a family divided by race. Secret Daughter tells her story of survival. It traces June’s astonishing discoveries about her mother and about her own fierce determination to thrive. This is an inspiring testimony to the endurance of love between mother and daughter, a child and her adoptive parents, and the power of community.

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  "Not Particularly Enjoyable"by Dorie (see profile) 02/02/12

 
  "Living in the two different worlds"by Wits-End (see profile) 04/30/08

June does a good job in displaying how mix child has to adapt to different worlds. Her white mother gave her up to a black woman who she called (Aunt Peggy). It also shows how a mix race child can feel... (read more)

 
  "The story line was good. It seem long, I got lost a few times"by camm24 (see profile) 03/17/08

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