Being biracial is becoming more common and accepted in society; however, there are very few, if any, children’s books about being mixed with Asian.
In “What Are You?” Christine Holmes introduces us to Julie Mei Mueller. Weary of the stares and the questions, Julie is sometimes embarrassed by her Taiwanese and white-American cultures although she secretly loves them both. Through this timely and tender children’s book that speaks directly to all biracial Asian children, boys and girls like Julie will learn to embrace who they are and where they come from.
By the end of this book, mixed Asian children will find themselves embracing the struggle and the beauty of being biracial. Following Julie’s lead, they will be proud of their uniqueness, celebrate their cultures for all to see, and accept their biracial identity without feeling like they must be one or the other because they are both.
Christine Holmes, LCSW, PPS, is a licensed clinical social worker and school psychologist. Raised by a Taiwanese mother from Taiwan and a white father from America, Christine grew up in a predominantly white and Asian neighborhood. Unfortunately, there were very few biracial children during that time, leading her to feel like she didn’t belong. Her author journey was borne out of her desire to help biracial children embrace their identity.
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