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Biracial Boy Tells His Story of Abandonment, Belonging, Racism and Redemption in Captivating Memoir

The odds were stacked against Ray Studevent from day one. Born to a White, heroin-addicted mother and a Black, violently alcoholic father, his childhood in Washington, D.C., was a chaotic mix of substance abuse, death, and neglect. Salvation came at age five when he was adopted into a loving, stable home by his father’s uncle Calvin and his wife, Lemell. But that is just the beginning of the story. […]