Parental Guidance Suggested

Hosted by

Stories where kids actually want their parents to look out for them. When Gene Cheek was twelve, his mom was forced to make an impossible choice: give him away to foster care ... or give away his baby brother. Gene volunteered. This had some complicated consequences. His book is called The Color of Love: A Mother's Choice in the Jim Crow South. Plus a story from Mortified about a boy who's not getting enough attention from his parents. He decides to go over their heads: to his grandma.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode.

Photo: Andersedin

Credits

Host:
Ira Glass