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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Title

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Authors

Brenda Woods

Publisher

Nancy Paulsen Books

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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Biracial; single mother; death of a father; biracial child; mixed race

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

10 Children's Books with Black Girl Protagonists, 2016 Children's Book
20 Years of Dia, 2016 Grades 3-5
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Today
Choices, 2015 Children's Fiction
CSMCL Best Books, 2014 Children's Literature
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2014 Fiction

Keywords

religious; car accident; grandparents; extended family; race issues

Diversity Impact

direct

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond


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