Nefertiti Austin

One Bad Mother, Episode 317: You Weren’t Listening! Plus, Adoption Representation with Nefertiti Austin

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Nefertiti Austin

Biz and Theresa wonder, if a parent talks in the kitchen, does anybody hear them? We realize that no matter how much we burn energy telling our kids important information about the day’s schedule or expectations, our kids aren’t listening. “You didn’t tell me!” and “I didn’t hear you!” abound! Plus Biz is back and bored, Theresa gets impulsive and we welcome back Nefertiti Austin to talk about her new memoir Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting In America.

Follow Nefertiti on Twitter @NefertitiAustin. Her book Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting In America will be out September 23rd, but you can pre-order it now.

Some book recommendations from Nefertiti:

Adoption Story Written by a Black Person for Children:

Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale by Sara Crutcher 2016

Black Mom Narratives:

Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood Edited by Cecelie Berry 2004

Black Motherhood(s): Contexts, Contours and Considerations Edited by Karen T. Craddock 2015

Child, Please: How Mama's Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself by Ylonda Gault 2015

Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail by Caroline Clarke 2015

Becoming by Michelle Obama 2018

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History by Camille T. Dungy 2018

Mothering While Black: Boundaries and Burdens of Middle-Class Parenthood by Dawn Marie Dow 2019

Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker
2008

Who's Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers Edited by Yvonne Bynoe 2009

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Our book You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! is available wherever you buy books.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

One Bad Mother Episode 201: What Makes Me A Monster? plus Single Parent Adoption with Nefertiti Austin

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Every family has its own way of doing things and, now that our kids are old enough to compare our homes to their friends', suddenly there's a whole list of ways in which we, our kids' parents, ARE MONSTERS. Plus, Biz paves the way for weekend fun and Theresa visits a real forest. And we talk with writer Nefertiti Austin about her experience adopting children as a single woman of color.

In reference to our conversation with Nefertiti, here are some book recommendations from Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library. These books are for children ages 10+, featuring protagonists who are people of color. Note these are categorized by gender -- the first listed are books featuring boy/male leads and below that are books featuring girl/female leads. As with any book, parents should read first to make sure it is suitable for your child. Thank you, Gwen!

Featuring boy/male leads:
As Brave as You​​ by Jason Reynolds​ (Nefertiti after the show found this as well through her local librarian)
​​The Crossover and ​​Booked by Kwame Alexander (these might skew older​ -- for a mature 10yo only​)
The ​​Cruisers series by Walter Dean Myers
​​Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
​​Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis​

Featuring girl/female leads:
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Jumbies series by Tracy Baptiste
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond

Nefertiti Austin:
http://muthamagazine.com/author/nefertiti-austin/
http://www.essence.com/authors/nefertiti-austin

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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