It's Funny Now

I'm Down

By Mishna Wolff

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Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black..."You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff. And so from early childhood on, her father began his crusade to make his white daughter Down .
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My Life in Orange: Growing up With the Guru

By Tim Guest

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An intelligent, wry, openhearted memoir of surviving a childhood and a cultural phenomenon that were both extraordinary. (from Booklist)
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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

By Oliver Sacks

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Having so eloquently probed the life of others, Sacks now takes a look at himself, unearthing the source of his scientific curiosity in a sometimes troubled childhood in wartime Britain. (School Library Journal Review)
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Glass Castle

By Jeanete Walls

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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation...(A) story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave (Walls) the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. (from summary)
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