Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee Tucker Frazier

Abstract: Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister.

Publisher: Delacorte, 296 p.

1 comment:

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I really enjoyed reading this book. Very well drawn characters, complex plot, and lots to bring out in discussion. I would love to have a book group with middle grade students to see how they react to it. This one is a winner IMO!