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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Author: Heidi W. Durrow
This novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. — With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781616200152
ISBN-10: 1616200154
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 256
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3.6 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A biracial girl copes with her identity and society's ideas of race and class in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Very good story.
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This remarkable novel is based on a true event, which makes it all the more poignant. Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and black father, is the lone survivor of an horrendous family tragedy. She leaves Chicago to live with her paternal grandmother in Portland, Oregon where the issues of her biracial identity continue to plague her. Algonquin Books publishes unique and noteworthy fiction, and this book is no exception.
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