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The Astonishing Color of After

Title

The Astonishing Color of After

Authors

Emily X.R. Pan

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780316463997

Pages

472 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL670L

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Language barrier; Bicultural; Biracial; death of a mother; grief; loss; different languages; bicultural teenager; cultural heritage; biracial family; biracial teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Taiwanese American / White

Family Formation

widowed father

Keywords

Taiwan; grandparents; family secrets; memories; suicide; family history

Diversity Impact

direct

The Astonishing Color of After

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