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VIDEO: BOOK TALK

She Writes Press, October 5, 2021

A Timely and Necessary Book: These Walls Between Us

Mary Norman and I co-created These Walls Between Us in order to reflect on, and honor, the still-evolving sixty-year connection between us and to chronicle how we came to call each other friends. Though we are close in age, we met in my mother’s kitchen; Mary was the Black domestic worker and I the privileged white daughter. In our thirties, Mary suggested that we write a book about our friendship, and I said yes. While I focused on the writing, Mary co-created the content through visits, phone calls, emails, road trip conversations and, most recently, texting. My work as a co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves, a widely-selling resource on women’s health and sexuality, had prompted me to face my unexamined biases around class and race. These Walls Between Us offers lessons from my oft-stumbling efforts, as a white woman, to see Mary more fully and to become a more dependable friend. We'd love to visit your book group or anti-racism group via Zoom!

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AWARDS

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Nautilus Awards 2022: Better Books for a Better World, SILVER in Memoir

Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2022: Finalist for Grand Prize and First Horizon Award, Honorable Mention in Memoir

Chanticleer International Book Awards 2021: Short Listed for Hearten Book Award for Uplifting and Inspirational Non-Fiction

Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition 2021: A Notable 100 Book

Best Book Awards 2021: Finalist in Multicultural Nonfiction

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AUDIOBOOK
How "These Walls Between us" came to be

WITH BONUS MATERIAL FROM CO-CREATOR MARY NORMAN

Order Your Audiobook Here!

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“Unless the white community breaks its silence and determines that race is not a peripheral issue, but an issue central to the things that we say are valuable to America . . . the finest movement in the world will not cause racism to cease.”         

— Reverend James Lawson

"I know that 'simply to be white is to be racist' is the catchphrase some liberals use these days, but when will they begin hearing what supposedly they know?"

 

— Claudia Rankine, Just Us

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