This Side of Home
Twins Nikki and Maya Younger always agreed on most things, but as they head into their senior year they react differently to the gentrification of their Portland, Oregon neighborhood and the new--white--family that moves in after their best friend and her mother are evicted.
Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Multicultural; Interracial; Race discrimination; Addiction; multicultural community; interracial relationship; racism; prejudice; alcoholism; alcoholic mother
Black (African American) / White
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Twelve to Fourteen
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2015 Fiction
Choices, 2016 Fiction Young Adult
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016 Contemporary Concerns
gentrification; Portland, Oregon; high school; student council; Spelman College; twins; neighbors; romance
Watson, Reneé, "This Side of Home" (2015). Diverse Families. 1782.