The Other Half of My Heart
Racial Diversity; Interracial; mixed race; interracial family
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.
mother and father
African American / White
twins; sisters; identity; prejudice; beauty contests; grandmothers
Frazier, Sundee Tucker, "The Other Half of My Heart" (2010). DIVerse Families. 203.