Secret Daughter

Secret Daughter

A Mixed-race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away

Book - 2006
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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, and between a child and her adoptive parents. It is also a moving story of the power of community. Book jacket.
Published: New York : Viking, 2006.
ISBN: 9780670885558
067088555X
Branch Call Number: B CRO
Characteristics: x, 304 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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