About Mixed

Genres: Journalism, nonfiction

“At a time when U.S. society is being ripped asunder by division, we are more inclined than ever to retreat to our tribes, where we believe we are more likely to find safety and understanding. But what happens when you belong to more than one tribe, when your identity doesn’t neatly slide into a particular slot? In Mixed, Nicole Zelniker deftly explores the fascinating conflicts and confusion that often course through the daily lives of people sitting on the bubble between two communities, two different worlds. These are existences that our society desperately needs to understand, to welcome, to celebrate—for this is the American future.”

Nick Chiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling co-author of The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership


Nicole Zelniker’s Mixed, a work of non-fiction about race and mixed-race families, is available now on Bookshop, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Listen to Nicole talk about Mixed on episode five “I’m Trying!” and on episodes three and five of “The Nasiona Podcast.” Mixed was also mentioned on the Mixed Race Studies blog.