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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Title

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Authors

Brenda Woods

Publisher

Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group

Pages

222 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780399257148

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Biracial; Single parent; Family member death; single mother; mixed race; deceased father

Annotation

A biracial girl finally gets the chance to meet the African American side of her family."

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2015 Bank Street College of Education; Choices,2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center; Kirkus Book Review Stars, November 15,2013; 10 Children s Books with Black Girl Protagonists,2016 Bustle; CSMCL Best Books,2014 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children s Literature; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, March,2014 SLJ; Golden Sower Award, 2015-2016; Nominee Nebraska; Nutmeg Book Award, 2016; Nominee Connecticut; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2015-2016; Nominee Indiana

Keywords

religious; family

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

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