Ylonda Gault Caviness’ debut memoir Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself
launched this week with a strong list of media coverage.
Ylonda’s bold and refreshing new voice was already apparent in her early Salon.com op-ed this March “Black Parents in America Don’t Raise Narcissists
”, garnering over a 1000 Facebook shares and launching an ongoing discussion on twitter and other sites. This week, The New York Times
featured her latest op-ed “What Black Moms Know
” on Sunday, sparking a heated a conversation with 415 comments on the site and nearly 700 comments on the Facebook post, with over 3,000 shares.
Ylonda has shared her thoughts on PBS’ “To the Contrary
”, WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show
”, TV One’s “News One with Roland Martin”, WPR’s “The Joy Cardin Show
” and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought
” with Celeste Headlee among numerous other shows. The Chicago Tribune
calls Child, Please
“a seriously funny skewering of our modern parenting culture (particularly white parenting) through the lens of an African-American journalist and mom of three,” a piece shared with its sister publications including The Baltimore Sun
, The Orlando Sentinel
, and The Hartford Courant
. Forthcoming coverage includes a feature by the Associated Press
and interviews on Sirius XM’s “The Maggie Linton Show”, KUT Austin’s “In Black America,” and Huffington Post Live so stay tuned!