My daughter is four years old and is multiracial. She is Irish and Trinidadian from my side and black and Puerto Rican from my husband’s side. Here are 5 things related to reading that we do to help explore race and her racial identity with her.
It was summer and I was about 10 years old. “Doesn't she look just like Pocahontas?” a family member asked/ announced to a room full of people- all of whom were white. “Look at her long, black hair and she has the perfect tan! I wish I could be that tan all year round” she continued.
If you are a biracial/multiracial child being raised by both parents, odds are that you’d be exposed to both/all cultures about the same amount of time. You might celebrate all the different holidays, visit the home countries of your parents, learn more than one language.