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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Title

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Authors

Heidi W. Durrow

Publisher

Algonquin Books

Pages

264 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781616200152

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationship; Interracial; Legal guardianship; Family member death; mixed race; raising granddaughter; deceased parents

Annotation

After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

intergenerational

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Danish

Awards

Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2008.

Keywords

identity; intergenerational relations

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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