University School of Milwaukee hosted a virtual author visit with Julie Lythcott-Haims on Monday, Nov. 2. Lythcott-Haims is the author of “Real American: A Memoir” and “How to Raise an Adult.” “Real American” is her newest book and was the required summer reading for juniors. It is an award-winning reflection on identity, belonging, and community, in which Lythcott-Haims details growing up Black and biracial in white spaces.
Anika Krishnamurti ’22 introduced the author, who shared stories from her childhood and being raised by interracial parents, and discussed her motivation to write the book. She also answered questions submitted by students, which were moderated by Nala Patel ’22 and Joe Zimmerman ’22.
Lythcott-Haims is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford University dean, and she holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a J.D. from Harvard University, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts.
Many thanks to USM’s Parents’ Association, which partially sponsored her visit.