DIVerse Families
 
A Place in the World

Title

A Place in the World

Publisher

Africana Homestead Legacy

Pages

127 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780983115168

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Divorce; Step parent; Adoption; international adoption; separate homes; co-parenting; interracial relationships; step mother; step father

Annotation

Set in Baltimore, Ghana, and rural Georgia, a novel of love, marriage, betrayal, divorce, discovery, African heritage, international adoption, racism, and tragedy unfolds. Kwame and Evelyn adopt Kofi whom they adore. After divorce and remarriage, their nationalistic and interracial families clash. Caught between households, Kofi strives to find himself and battles dangerous anxiety attacks.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

divorced parents, step parents

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Ghanese / White

Keywords

family life; love; Baltimore, Ghana; Georgia; marriage; betrayal; different cultures

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

A Place in the World

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