gail lukasik

Parma Branch
Tuesday, June 5 / 7:00 PM

Parma native Gail Lukasik will visit to discuss White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing, recounting her struggle with identity, race, and finding out who she really is.

After her appearance on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow where her mother’s life-changing secret was revealed, Lukasik was inspired to write a book detailing the story of her mother’s “passing” for white, her struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. Lukasik’s articles about coming to terms with her mixed-race identity have appeared in several media outlets including The Washington Post, which named it one of the most inspiring stories of 2017.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.