Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FIRESIDE READING: Is That Your Child? Florence Ladd and Marion Kilson read from their memoir about rearing biracial children

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 • 7:30 pm

MARION KILSON is co-author with Florence Ladd of Is That Your Child: Mothers Talk About Rearing Biracial Children (Lexington Books, 2009). She received her Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1967 and retired as dean of the graduate school at Salem State College in 2001. She currently is a Museum Scholar at the Museum of African American History in Boston. Her previous publications include Claiming Place: Biracial Young Adults of the Post-Civil Rights Era (2001), four other books, and many articles on African and African American society and culture. She and her husband live in Lexington, Massachusetts; their three children and six grandchildren live nearby in Boston and Brookline.
FLORENCE LADD, a psychologist, is also a poet and fiction writer. Her novel, Sarah's Psalm (Scribner), received the 1997 best fiction award from the American Library Association's Black Caucus. Her poems have been published in The Women’s Review of Books, The Progressive, The Rockhurst Review and Sweet Auburn. With Marion Kilson, she is the co-author of Is That Your Child? Mothers Talk about Rearing Biracial Children. She is married with six stepchildren and a son, the poet Michael Ladd, who lives in Paris. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in France.

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