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eBook Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib ePub

by Jaiya John

  • ISBN: 0971330808
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Jaiya John
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Soul Water Rising; First Edition first Printing edition (June 2002)
  • Pages: 378
  • ePub book: 1243 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1761 kb
  • Other: mbr lit mobi txt
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 170

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Black Baby White Hands book. Jaiya John often speaks for other people, and we're left with an incomplete picture of his life. This book is not the best one about transracial adoption.

Black Baby White Hands book. Other than this man's self-pity, there are maybe a dozen salient points put forth.

Black Baby White hands is a great resource for any family considering adopting a child of a different race. Jaiya does an excellant job of leading the reader through the roller coaster of emotions that children experience as they try to establish their own identity in their family. This book does not discourage adoption, however, it provides a spring board for family discussion of sensitive topics. As social worker specializing in infant and child adoptions, I encourage any family who may be considering transracial adoption to read this book.

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Jaiya John absolutely does not conclude anything negative from his experience. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib by Dr. Jaiya John touched my soul. Just the opposite, he finds a higher meaning in the purpose and circumstance of his life and his belonging within his family. Anyone who has heard this author speak publically understands that he exudes an incredible level of peace, compassion, and open-heartedness and that he and his adoptive family are close.

Black Baby White Hands, a waterfall of jazz splashing over the rocks of love, pain and the honoring of family. Magically, this book finds a way to sing as it cries, and to exude compassion even as it dispels well-entrenched myths.

Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib. Soul Water Rising Proudly Presents a Landmark Memoir. Jaiya John has opened the floodgates on his own childhood. Black Baby White Hands, a waterfall of jazz splashing over the rocks of pain, love and the honoring of family. It is only three months following the assassination of Martin Luther King, J. and the nation is burning. This classic is sure to find itself well worn, stained by tears, and brushed by laughter in the lap of parents, adolescents, educators, students and professionals.

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WRITER'S DIGEST AWARD WINNER! July 15, 1968. It is only three months following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the nation is burning. Black and White America are locked in the tense grip of massive change. Into this inferno steps an unsuspecting young White couple. Neither significantly knew even a single African American person while growing up. Now, a child will change all of that forever. In this fateful moment, a Black baby becomes perhaps the first in the history of New Mexico to be adopted by a White family. Here is a brazenly honest glimpse into the mind and heart of that child, a true story for the ages. Jaiya John has opened the floodgates on his own childhood. Black Baby White Hands, a waterfall of jazz splashing over the rocks of pain, love and the honoring of family. Magically, this book finds a way to sing as it cries, and to exude compassion even as it dispels well-entrenched myths. This classic is sure to find itself well worn, stained by tears, and brushed by laughter in the lap of parents, adolescents, educators, students and professionals. Here comes the rain and the sunshine, all at once.

Comments

Malahelm Malahelm
The words on these pages have lifted me from a spiritual slumber I wasn’t even aware I was in. The connection of this piece to the “I” in each of us is something I feel certain of. From a personal, professional and spiritual standpoint the recount of events so eloquently described by Dr. Jaiya John have moved me to a new state of awareness and fortitude to make a difference in the spreading of peace and unity throughout our nation…our world. I feel if you are blessed to have the opportunity to partake in this work and be moved and changed by it, it will find you when you at just the right time. No one person’s life is perfect, nor can it be perfectly understood. It takes courage to share such a truth and I was moved by the honesty and the wisdom his words shed on my point of view.
Dddasuk Dddasuk
I understand where people are coming from with the "pity party" idea in other reviews, but I respectfully disagree. When a person's experience isn't acknowledged and validated, they become more entrenched in their experience - and I think this is what the author points out many times. If there was just someone who could have said, "yes, I get that; I have had that experience and I know how terrible it feels," I think he would have had an easier time of it. This man didn't have anyone who could understand his perspective, much less empathize. He indeed did have wonderful parents - he doesn't deny this - but like all parents, they couldn't be perfect. Given the times, I don't think many White people had taken an honest look at the overt and covert racism that exists.

I have not finished the book yet - I'm close - and I will admit that at times, his writing seems redundant. That said, he is a lovely writer - very poetic and spiritual. Definitely worth reading, particularly if you are considering transracial adoption. We owe it to the children we adopt to educate ourselves so that we can do the best job we can - knowing we will never do a PERFECT job. There is so much knowledge out there about racism and the more we know about it, the more we can do for our kids.
Zyniam Zyniam
I expected a book that would give me more insight and advice on transracial adoption from the view of the adopted child, This author did give alot of insight to the inner thoughts of an adopted child in a transracial home, but at the same time, his memoirs were lengthy and self indulgent. Beautiful writing, almost poetic, but that didn't make it easy to read. It didn't give me hope for a successful adoption experience after reading this, which is disheartening because we have a daughter adopted from China and are in the process of an adoption of a sibling group of African Americans from foster care.
Iarim Iarim
Dr. Jaiya John revealed his Memoir in an Authentic, Powerful and Riveting Way. I appreciate that this man had the courage to be vulnerable. Throughout the entire memoir,I am very impressed with how he was able announce his activism towards discovering "Who He Is" and "Whose He Is". I love how he intricately threaded his search of appreciating his African, African American and Native American Culture with the grand stance of indelible Curiosity and Yearning. He never gave up. And,he never lost sight of his ultimate passion and mission in life which carried him all along his journey. I felt how he put his faith and trust in the almighty Creator. Thank You Jaiya....I speak your name!!!
Oparae Oparae
I found this very difficult to get into. Probably more my problem than the book itself. It just wasn't what i thought. Was difficult for me to follow.
Carrot Carrot
Black Baby White hands is a great resource for any family considering adopting a child of a different race. Jaiya does an excellant job of leading the reader through the roller coaster of emotions that children experience as they try to establish their own identity in their family. This book does not discourage adoption, however, it provides a spring board for family discussion of sensitive topics. As social worker specializing in infant and child adoptions, I encourage any family who may be considering transracial adoption to read this book.
Cesar Cesar
First off, the man is a poet. That would explain the "overdone" prose one reviewer complained about. Before you spend your money, know what it ain't - a quick fix, a bulleted list, transracial adoption for dummies, a Dr. Phil-esque summary of the 10 things, 7 habits or 3 secrets you must know before you transracially adopt ...

It is a memoir written by a man who feels very deeply, it is a man showing & sharing emotional & psychic wounds, it is a journey toward wholeness & spiritual healing. If you have never struggled or searched the deep things of your own emotional & psychic trauma, you may not "get" it.

I got it. I loved it. Deep calls unto deep. I recommend this book to anyone with a mind & spirit open to receive it.
Personal "IDENTITY" distilled from ethnic,geographic region,social culture,religion,spiritual and family and the dynamics of not sharing the same "IDENTITY" within the same family.
Insightful awareness of obvious and tacit differences that so profoundly effect understanding ourselves and one another in multicultural relationships, when love is not enough.
Very timely read for us as we are expecting to adopt cross cuturally and realize there is so much to learn about ourselves and each other.
We feel we have an advantage in that we get our "IDENTITY" as being children of our Father in Heaven as described in Scripture and in that may be more able to relate to one another.