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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Mixed Portraits of Multiracial Kids

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This contest is now closed.

Mixed Portraits of Multiracial Kids, published by Chronicle Books, is the dream child of Kip Fulbeck, a multiracial professor, artist, filmmaker and writer who created the fantastic Hapa Project.

I came across this book online and loved the idea. So I knew InCultureParent readers would love it too. When I received the book, it delivered even more than my first glance online. In addition to awesome portraits of kids, together with their names and heritage, there is also a blurb from either the child or their parents about their identity. Here’s one I liked from Morgan’s mom: “Whenever someone asks, ‘What are they?’ about my kids, I always reply, ‘The United Nations.’ My little Mexi-Peruvi-Scott-Swiss-Vietnamese kids attract a lot of attention….My kids know both the joy of busting up a piñata at birthdays as well as opening a red envelope on Tet.” It’s a great book for all kids that shows the beauty of mixed families and it may be particularly special for multiracial kids who don’t see themselves represented frequently in books. I was fascinated to flip through, together with my kids, and look at all the different mixed heritages.

So let’s get down to it. Here’s what you need to do to win:


Sign up for our email list: http://www.incultureparent.com/sign-up . We don’t spam you, sell or giveaway your email, we just would like to have you as part of our growing community! Once you have signed up, please leave us a comment below letting us know what first name you signed up with (we do check!). That’s it!

Want more chances to win? Then get social.

**Please leave a separate comment as we will pick the winner by random number generator based on the number of comments.

1. Follow us on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway including a link to the post and @incultureparent. Copy the link to the tweet in an additional comment on the giveaway’s post.

2. Repost any one of our InCultureParent articles on your Facebook page (your pick) and leave us a comment telling us which article you reposted. (Please note, it must be one of our site’s articles you repost, not just any article we have linked to on our Facebook page.)

This contest will close Tuesday February 14 at 10 p.m. PST and is open to everyone around the world. We will ship globally. Good luck!

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18 Comments
  1. CommentsOlivia   |  Tuesday, 07 February 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I signed up. Thanks for sharing this book and contest!

  2. CommentsMaricela   |  Tuesday, 07 February 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I signed up & hope we win this book for my truly “mixed” and beautiful family.

  3. CommentsMarie   |  Wednesday, 08 February 2012 at 5:51 am

    I signed up, hope to win the book and looking forward to your mails as well :-)

  4. CommentsKelly   |  Wednesday, 08 February 2012 at 8:22 am

    I signed up for the newsletter! As a mom of a tri-racial tot + a photographer, I would love to own this book; it sounds AWESOME!

  5. CommentsLeanne   |  Wednesday, 08 February 2012 at 8:34 am

    I’m signed up for the emails!

  6. Commentslynnie   |  Wednesday, 08 February 2012 at 8:35 am

    i signed up! first name is lynnie!

  7. CommentsTasha   |  Wednesday, 08 February 2012 at 10:39 am

    I signed up for the email list and I look forward to the articles.

  8. Commentsbobi   |  Thursday, 09 February 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Hi! I very much appreciate your FB page-so I’ve signed up for the email list as well. My name is Bobi. Thank you for the thoughtful information that you share!

  9. Commentsbobi   |  Thursday, 09 February 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I shared this article to my FB page: Birth, Loss and In Between. Bobi

  10. CommentsYsthar   |  Thursday, 09 February 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Hi!! I signed up :0) i love this page and i hope win this book to show to my son, es un mulato precioso de 3 años, is mixed español-nigeriano

  11. Commentslesley c   |  Friday, 10 February 2012 at 11:00 am

    ok, here i am, commenting so that i can enter to win this book! it looks like a wonderful resource for our multi-ethnic family!

  12. CommentsPat   |  Friday, 10 February 2012 at 12:17 pm

    So glad to have found you! I signed up under Pat.

  13. CommentsYsthar   |  Friday, 10 February 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I share this post on facebook :0)

  14. CommentsGrace   |  Friday, 10 February 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to win a copy of Mixed! I subscribed to your emails under grace.

  15. CommentsThe Editors   |  Friday, 10 February 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Entry from Gordon Hall: Tried several times to leave a comment here and didn’t see my comment appear.

  16. CommentsMarie   |  Saturday, 11 February 2012 at 3:52 am

    And I shared “why african babies don’t cry” on FB…

  17. CommentsYsthar   |  Monday, 13 February 2012 at 9:37 am

    And i share this post too: http://www.incultureparent.com/2011/09/code-switching-in-my-multilingual-family/
    Really amazing how to speak switching languages

  18. CommentsErin   |  Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 12:36 pm

    done. Great website. I share it with tons of people.









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