Half and Half Writers on Growing Up Biracial and

As we approach the twenty first century biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common  Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin  Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered they are discussed  These eighteen essays joined by a shared sense of duality address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds  Through the lens of personal experience they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture  And in the process they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division

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