Psychologist and Bestselling Author Releases Children’s Book on Being Biracial

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Psychologist and Bestselling Author Releases Children’s Book on Being Biracial

Psychologist and Bestselling Author Releases Children’s Book on Being Biracial
Being biracial is becoming more common and accepted in society; however, there are very few, if any, children’s books about being mixed with Asian. In order to help biracial Asian children navigate and embrace their mixed-race cultural identity, Christine Holmes, LCSW has released What Are You?

EASTVALE, CA – July 28, 2022 – In What Are You? licensed clinical social worker, school psychologist, and bestselling author Christine Holmes introduces us to Julie Mei Mueller. Julie is sometimes embarrassed by her Taiwanese and white-American cultures, although she secretly loves them both. Through this timely and tender children’s book, children like Julie will learn to love the entirety of their cultural background.

“This book is dedicated to all the biracial Asian children out there who may have experienced the feelings I did growing up. I wrote this book to validate those emotions while also helping them embrace who they are and where they come from,” says Holmes.

The topics covered in What Are You? such physical appearance, geography, relationships with parents, food preferences, language, cultural festivals and traditions, interactions with friends, and the internal feelings associated with being of two cultures teach kids of the beauty to be found in belonging to two identities and in the spaces in between. As we learn from Julie’s story, I love having a Caucasian father who embraces my Taiwanese background. I love having a Taiwanese mom who teaches me about my Taiwanese roots but who is also proud to be an American.”

Based on Holmes’ own experiences growing up as a mixed-race Asian American child in the United States, What Are You? teaches children that while being biracial is not always easy, it is an enriching experience. By the end of this book, mixed Asian children will find themselves embracing the struggle and the beauty of being biracial. Following Julie’s lead, they will be proud of their uniqueness, celebrate their cultures for all to see, and accept their biracial identity without feeling like they must be one or the other because they are both. The book ends with Julie proudly proclaiming, “I am Taiwanese. I am white American. I AM WHASIAN.”

Christine Holmes, LCSW, PPS, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified brainspotting therapist, and school psychologist. Raised by a Taiwanese mother from Taiwan and a white father from America, Christine grew up in a predominantly white and Asian neighborhood. Unfortunately, there were very few biracial children during that time, leading her to feel like she didn’t belong. Her author journey was borne out of her desire to help biracial children embrace their identity.

Published by Publish Your Gift®, What Are You? is now available for purchase at

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