About the author
Francie Latour writes about race, gender, ethnicity, and cultural identity. She’s written about everything from working-mom guilt to black Barbies as a contributor to The Boston Globe, where she worked for 11 years as an investigative reporter and features writer. She has taught at Boston University and appeared as a guest on the Today show and National Public Radio.
The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she was a contributing author to the anthology “The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States”, edited by Edwidge Danticat. In 2008, she won Time Inc.’s Henry Luce Award for Public Service for her investigation of missing African-American children in Essence magazine, where she also writes.
Francie’s recently launched blog, Caramels on Maple Street, chronicles her adventures raising three bi-racial kids in small-town New England. Her husband, an Irish-American roofer whose roots go back five generations in Massachusetts, regularly reminds her that she’s not from here.