Libertyville author Gail Lukasik reflects on her mother’s struggles of being biracial passing as white in her book “White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing”

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Award-winning author Gail Lukasik “White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing”

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Award-winning author and Libertyville native Gail Lukasik speaks with Ji about her critically acclaimed book: White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing. The book recounts the story of her mother’s “passing” for white, her struggle with the shame of mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. FGW Productions in partnership with ICM (International Creative Management) has optioned the film and TV rights for White Like Her. The book is in development as a TV dramatic series.

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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