High Yella

A Modern Family Memoir

Narrated by Terrence Kidd
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Pub Date 16 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 09 Nov 2021

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They called him "pale faced or mixed race" or "light, bright, almost white." But most of the time his family called him "high yella." Steve Majors was the white passing, youngest son of an all-Black family that struggled with poverty, abuse, and generational trauma. High Yella is the poignant account of how he tried to leave his troubled childhood and family behind to create a new identity, only to discover he ultimately needed to return home to truly find himself and help his two adopted Black daughters find their own place in the world.

In his remarkable and moving memoir, Majors gathers the shards of a broken past to piece together a portrait of a man on an extraordinary journey toward Blackness, queerness, and parenthood. High Yella delivers its hard-won lessons on love, life, and family with exceptional grace.

They called him "pale faced or mixed race" or "light, bright, almost white." But most of the time his family called him "high yella." Steve Majors was the white passing, youngest son of an all-Black...


Advance Praise

"High Yella speaks to anyone yearning to feel at home in their own skin, who need to know they can belong somewhere inside a less than welcoming society. As Steve Majors eloquently reveals a legacy of racial confusion through his own personal lens, he exposes our limitations and our capacities for love, tolerance, and generosity." —David Tabatsky, author of American Misfit

"High Yella is a story that begged to be told, and, what luck, the protagonist of this real-life tale happens to be a masterclass writer. This delicately crafted memoir is a testament to the unquantifiable things that connect family―not cells and DNA, but shared experiences and unconditional love." —Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, author of Survivors Club

"High Yella speaks to anyone yearning to feel at home in their own skin, who need to know they can belong somewhere inside a less than welcoming society. As Steve Majors eloquently reveals a legacy...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781696607117
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
DURATION 9 Hours, 54 Minutes

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