Mixed Blessings (a brief family memoir)
Karen Minard, author
The L.A. Times ran a front page story on Brian Minard after his ex-wife removed their children from him back in the late 1970s. But it was only told from his perspective. This memoir tells what happened after that event and from the mom's point-of-view. Nowadays mixed-race couples are almost the norm, but back then such was not the case, especially when the mom is a black woman from Detroit and the dad is a white lad from Liverpool, England.