Racially mixed people
Jun 8, 2012 — This week, the Library of Congress announced that Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Native Guard, will be the next poet laureate of the United States. Trethewey, a native of Mississippi, is the first Southern poet laureate since 1986.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Arthur And George by Julian Barnes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — "You're half Chinese and half European, I'm half Indian, a quarter Mexican and a quarter Irish. We're mixed up. We're not really one or the other ethnically. We're like human lattes." So explains Asha, the main character in Sarah Jamila Stevenson's debut novel, The Latte Rebellion.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Million Nightingales by Susan Straight. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 16, 2011 — For Tell Me More's Summer Blend Book Club, we offer readers a look at Sarah Jamila Stevenson's novel The Latte Rebellion.
Feb 22, 2011 — Scandinavian lit is getting a bad reputation. The days of fairy tales are over and a new wave of crime fiction has painted a grim picture of the Nordic countries. Author Heidi Durrow offers three books to take you inside the real Nordic world, where ordinary characters live and love in extraordinary ways.
Mar 7, 2011 — Fran Ross' Oreo is an uproarious look at American identity, through the eyes of a biracial girl. The funny, poignant novel was largely ignored when it was published in 1974 — but writer Mat Johnson says the time for the quirky novel is now.
May 29, 2009 — Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove's Sonata Mulaticca, is a book-length group of poems about the life of George Polgreen Bridgetower, an African-European who played violin with Beethoven and then had a falling out with the great man over a woman.
May 18, 2009 — In The House At The End Of The Road, W. Ralph Eubanks tells the story of his white grandfather, Jim, and black grandmother, Edna. Jim and Edna Richardson raised a biracial family in spite of living in Jim Crow, rural Alabama.