Growing Up Black in White is author Kevin Hofmann's gift to the American public seeking answers to so many questions about what it is to be raised in a racially diverse household. Born to a white mother and black father in Detroit in 1967, only weeks before the terrible race riots that brought a major city to its knees, the author was taken to a foster home and then adopted by a white minister and his wife, already the parents of three biological children. In this fascinating memoir, Hofmann reveals the difficulties and joys of being part of this family, particularly during a time and in a location where acceptance was tentative and emotions regarding race ran high and hot. Hofmann shares with readers the pressures and joys of being part of a family that navigated through tumultuous waters, and came out the victors in an old and oft-fought battle. This is a book that offers insight, humor, and plenty of hope.
Kevin Hofmann is the author of, Growing Up Black In White, the poignant memoir of a mixed-race child adopted by a white family in Detroit during the country's turbulent times of racial unrest, and the joy of embracing his identity. Kevin is an accomplished writer and public speaker who has a passion for adoption and especially transracial adoption. He has had the opportunity to speak and hold workshops with audiences all over the United States and he enjoys sharing his experiences as a biracial transracial adoptee to help other adoptive families and professionals. Hofmann lives with his wife and two sons in Toledo Ohio.