More Than I Imagined

John Blake SKU: 9780593443040
Hard Cover
More Than I Imagined

More Than I Imagined

John Blake SKU: 9780593443040
Hard Cover
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  • Release Date: 2 May 2023
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    An award-winning journalist tells the story of his quest to reconcile with his white mother and the family he'd never met—and how faith brought them all together.

    John Blake grew up in a notorious Black neighborhood in inner-city Baltimore that was the setting for the HBO series The Wire. It was there that he became a self-described "closeted biracial person," hostile toward white people while hiding the truth of his mother’s race.

    The son of a Black man and a white woman who met at a time when interracial marriage was still illegal, Blake knew this much about his mother: She vanished from his life not long after his birth, and her family rejected him because of his race. But at the age of seventeen, Blake had a surprise encounter that uncovered a disturbing family secret. This launched him on a quest to reconcile with his white family that centered on two questions: Where is my mother, and where do I belong? More Than I Imagined is Blake's propulsive true story about how he answered those questions—with the help of an interracial church, a loving caregiver’s sacrifice, and an inexplicable childhood encounter that taught him the importance of forgiveness.

    Blake covered some of the biggest stories about race in America for twenty-five years before realizing that “facts don’t change people, relationships do.” He only discovered that after experiencing what he calls “radical integration.” It was the only way forward for him and his family—and it's the only way forward for America as a multiracial democracy. More Than I Imagined is a hopeful story for our difficult times.

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