I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mama's Child by Joan Steinau Lester
Published by Atria Books Genres: Fiction
Mama’s Child was an enthralling read from beginning to end. You’re immediately pulled into each of the character’s lives and are able to visualize and feel their day-to-day struggles. This was one of those stories that transcends the race. It’s about a bi-racial family and the hardships involved in trying to survive and raise children in an era where it’s frowned upon, even dangerous. The author did a fantastic job of making these issues believable and accurate. I imagine that a lot of families are faced with similar situations regardless of color during these times. Divorce, teenage rebellion, feminism, anxiety, identity crisis, the list goes on and on. Race, in my opinion, has no bearing on these outcomes and are a part of living and learning.