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Rachel, the daughter of a danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

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After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white. A first novel. Reprint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616200374
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Durrow, Heidi W.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Grade Level:
9-13
Language:
English
Age Level:
14-18

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"Synopsis" by , After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white. A first novel. Reprint.
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