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High Yella

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Memoir
Unabridged   8 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/16/2021

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High Yella

A Modern Family Memoir

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696607117

Summary

In his remarkable and moving memoir, Steve Majors gathers the shards of a broken past to piece together a portrait of a man on an extraordinary journey toward Blackness, queerness, and parenthood. High Yella delivers its hard-won lessons on love, life, and family with exceptional grace.

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They called him "pale faced or mixed race" or "light, bright, almost white." But most of the time his family called him "high yella." Steve Majors was the white passing, youngest son of an all-Black family that struggled with poverty, abuse, and generational trauma. High Yella is the poignant account of how he tried to leave his troubled childhood and family behind to create a new identity, only to discover he ultimately needed to return home to truly find himself and help his two adopted Black daughters find their own place in the world.

In his remarkable and moving memoir, Majors gathers the shards of a broken past to piece together a portrait of a man on an extraordinary journey toward Blackness, queerness, and parenthood. High Yella delivers its hard-won lessons on love, life, and family with exceptional grace.

Reviews/Praise

"A brave reckoning with multiple issues of identity, class, family, race, and other thorny issues. ― Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Steve Majors's essays on race, culture, and identity have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other outlets. A former television news journalist, Majors is vice president of marketing for a national education nonprofit serving marginalized students. He lives in suburban Maryland with his family.