The girl who fell from the sky: a novel

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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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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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series Thorndike Press large print African-American
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Coming of age -- Fiction, Compact discs, Electronic books, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Intergenerational relations -- Fiction, Large type books, Racially mixed children -- Fiction
title_display The girl who fell from the sky : a novel
title_full The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, The girl who fell from the sky : a novel / by Heidi W. Durrow, The girl who fell from the sky : a novel [electronic resource] / Heidi W. Durrow, The girl who fell from the sky : a novel [electronic resource] Durrow, Heidi W., 1969-, The girl who fell from the sky [sound recording] / Heidi W. Durrow, The girl who fell from the sky [text (large print)] / Heidi W. Durrow
title_short The girl who fell from the sky :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Electronic books, Fiction, Identity (Psychology), Intergenerational relations, Literature, Racially mixed children