Black, White, Other

Black, White, Other

Book - 2011
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Twenty miles from Oakland, California, where fires have led to racial tension, multi-racial fifteen-year-old Nina faces the bigotry of long-time friends, her parents' divorce, and her brother's misbehavior, while learning of her great-great grandmother Sarah's escape from slavery.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2011.
ISBN: 9780310727637
Branch Call Number: LESTE
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jul 20, 2017

I enjoyed this book. Nina was a character that you were able to sympathize with and understand why she was feeling the way she was about her family situation changing. I was able to see kind of where the parents were coming from with Nina, but also at times I just wanted to shout at them PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR CHILDREN. Which would have made certain things that happened in the last quarter of the book not have happened at all. Which would have made this a more enjoyable story for me.
For the historical part of the book, I really enjoyed it. I like Nina found it a nice escape from the struggles that Nina was having and it was also really informative as well. As for how accurate this book is with representation I genuinely don't know. I hope it has some accuracy as it felt like it could with some of the feelings that Nina was having towards feeling torn into two different worlds and not knowing how to make them work as one.
If you know how accurate this is with representation please let me know.

mauve_butterfly_177 Jun 19, 2017

if your'e not a person of color you don't get to write about their experiences period. this book sucked honestly. i read about a mixed girls life from the perspective of a white woman. tragic.

Mar 02, 2017

Despite the heroine's bratty, know-it-all moments here and there, this is a worthwhile and moving look at family and friendship, injustice and unrest, slavery and freedom, legacy and identity.

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