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Out from Beacon Press in hardcover (2021), an updated paperback (2022), audio and ebook; available everywhere books are sold. 


Finalist for the 2023 Sarton Women's Book Award 

Available at your local bookstore

as well as:

Penguin Random House

Barnes & Noble





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"An affirming guide to parenting as an immigrant."

Publishers Weekly

"In Rumer’s book, I found much of my own immigrant experience, as well as timely food for thought."

San Francisco Chronicle

"Rumer’s book weaves together dozens of parents’ stories, their successes and their failures...In Parenting with an Accent, she has created such a circle for all of us." 

—The Los Angeles Review of Books

"Tenacious journalism and a terrific read."
—The Jewish News of Northern California 

"The book is as much ethnographic study as it is an affirmative and therapeutic examination of identity, and what it means to pass that identity forward."

—Lilith Magazine

​"Spotlights various experiences of immigrant families across the country and provides essential insight into the nuances of multicultural parenting."

—The Millions

"A timely update on the travails and glories of being an immigrant to our country told with thoughtfulness and compassion." 

—Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story 

“Growing up as an immigrant child and then becoming an immigrant parent can feel lonely and unsettling, like living between worlds. Rumer’s Parenting with an Accent made me feel less isolated and more understood . . . This book is a great read for any parent wishing to understand their role through a wider lens.”

—Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be at Home in the World

“. . .Offers unprecedented and much-needed practical guidance on topics such as assimilation, bilingualism, and childcare.. . . Sure to appeal to multicultural families, as well as anyone who wants to understand how the fabric of our society is changing for the better.” 

—Dr. Christine Gross-Loh, author of Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents  Around the World Can Teach Us

“Masha Rumer’s writing on immigrant parenting is well-researched, thoughtful, and incredibly helpful. As a bilingual parent, I would often find myself at a loss at how to approach my kids’ upbringing and education. What is more important: to preserve the riches of my old-country culture, or to make the assimilation easier? . . How do I ensure that I don’t screw my kids up? Masha Rumer explores all of these problems in a manner that is both serious and deeply engaging.”  

—Lara Vapnyar, author of Divide Me by Zero

“Wonderful and about so much more than parenting!”
—Dr. Ellen Bialystok, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Walter Gordon Research Chair of Lifespan Cognitive Development at York University

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