Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Divorce; Biracial; Interracial; Race discrimination; separated parents; separate home; two homes; co-parenting; divorced parents; biracial child; interracial family; interracial parents; mixed race; racism; prejudice
female child; male teenager
Black / White
divorced mother and father
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2018 Age (9-12)
Choices, 2019 Children's Fiction
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 Grades 6-8
school; identity; police; police brutality; microaggressions; piano; history
Draper, Sharon M., "Blended" (2018). Diverse Families. 1773.