Sweeter the Juice by Shirlee Haizlip

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Haizlip's timely and provocative memoir tells the story of her seach for her mother's family, which passed for white, setting it against her father's successful black family. Tracking the origins of both families, she finally reunites two sisters--one "white", the other "black"--after 76 years.

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Haizlip has been a TV producer, managed political campaigns, chaired charity fundraisers, and is now a visiting lecturer at the University of San Diego.
Published January 24, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A provocative memoir that goes to the heart of our American identity as Haizlip (owner of a public-relations firm), while searching for her mother's family--blacks who passed for whites- -confronts the deeply intertwined but often suppressed tensions between race and skin color.

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