Black, White, Other
"The tenderness and truth of the book moved my heart. As well as the enormous love." - Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple Identity Crisis. As a biracial teen, Nina is accustomed to a life of varied hues--mocha-colored skin, ringed brown hair streaked with red, a darker brother, a black father, a white mother. When her parents decide to divorce, the rainbow of Nina's existence is reduced to a much starker reality. Shifting definitions and relationships are playing out all around her, and new boxes and lines seem to be getting drawn every day. Between the fractures within her family and the racial tensions splintering her hometown, Nina feels caught in a perpetual battle. Feeling stranded in the nowhere land between racial boundaries, and struggling for personal independence and identity, Nina turns to the story of her great-great-grandmother's escape from slavery. Is there direction in the tale of her ancestor? Can Nina build her own compass when landmarks from her childhood stop guiding the way?
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Embrace the Otherness of Humanity-in this A+ readUser Review - Blooming with Books - Christianbook.com
BLACK, WHITE, OTHER In Search of Nina Armstrong By Joan Steinau Lester Fifteen year old Nina Armstrong’s world is all topsy turvy. Her parents are no longer together. She lives with her mother who’s ... Read full review
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In the book, “Black, White, Other: In Search of Nina Armstrong”, the author, Joan Steinau Lester explores the lives of a modern day bi-racial teenager and the life of her great great grandmother, a ... Read full review