The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White (TLC Tour Review)
monthly feature , reviews / March 24, 2011

The Invisible Line was more about the phenomenon of actually crossing the “race line”, families changing from black to white, than about “pretending” to be something else. Sharfstein makes some really interesting points about what it means to be black, white, or somewhere in the middle (usually referred to as “mulatto” in the book), and the stories of the three families that he uses illustrate the difficulties in trying to establish a rigid distinction between black and white.