"The Magic Backpack: Rayce's Relatives" – This story is about a little girl who has recently moved from living in England to living in the USA and deals well with the conflicting emotions children have when they are suddenly uprooted.
In this book the issues of grief and loss are addressed, The main character is Yin Yin, whose mother is a New York City Fire Fighter. The dedication at the beginning of the book is to Rudy Giuliani and to the firefighters and policemen of September 11.
As a society we are increasingly mixed, and the mixed-race group is growing proportionately faster than any other. Many children now have a grandparent who is of a skin colour that does not reflect their own or their parents’
“In less than one week, I return for another look, not knowing what I am seeking or what I should look for. In less than three weeks my fourth child is born. So why go? Why now? This is not how it was planned."
MIXED HERITAGE & PROUD – Personal and Professional Reflections by Sarah Kate Bennett. Growing up there were two songs that I have never forgotten. The first, ‘there ain’t no black in the union jack’ and the second ‘brown girl in the ring’.