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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Title

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Authors

Brenda Woods

Publisher

Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780399257148

Pages

222 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A biracial girl finally gets the chance to meet the African American side of her family."

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

670L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Biracial; Single parent; Family member death; single mother; mixed race; deceased father

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2015 Bank Street College of Education
Choices,2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Kirkus Book Review Stars, November 15,2013
10 Children s Books with Black Girl Protagonists,2016 Bustle
CSMCL Best Books,2014 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children s Literature
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, March,2014 SLJ
Golden Sower Award, 2015-2016
Nominee Nebraska
Nutmeg Book Award, 2016
Nominee Connecticut
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2015-2016
Nominee Indiana

Keywords

religious; family

Diversity Impact

direct

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

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