DIVerse Families
 
Half a Heart

Title

Half a Heart

Authors

Rosellen Brown

Publisher

Picador

Pages

416 pages

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780312278304

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Biracial; biracial child; separated parents

Annotation

When her biracial daughter appears suddenly after eighteen years searching for the mother who left her, former civil rights activist Miriam Vener begins a painful confrontation with her past.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Keywords

illegitimate children; birthmothers; women civil rights workers; mothers and daughters; teenage girls

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Half a Heart

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