Books by Joan Steinau Lester

MAMA'S CHILD by Joan Steinau Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013

"No matter a person's ethnic or cultural background, this book is relatable."
Lester's (Black, White, Other, 2011, etc.) poignant narrative probes the relationship between a mother and her biracial daughter. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Papering over messy but fundamental issues, this well-intentioned, Christian-infused debut—though competently written—achieves its cheerful resolution at the expense of credibility. (glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
After her black dad and white mom separate, Nina Armstrong, 15, explores her mixed-race identity. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A well-framed memoir, satisfyingly candid while also abrim with political theory: a filigreed work that maps Norton's evolution as an advocate for human rights."
Just when you're ready to pack up the House of Representatives and ship them to Bazookastan, along comes a reminder that some among them actually strive for social justice—such as that rare bird Eleanor Holmes Norton. Read full book review >