The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Legal guardianship; Family member death; Biracial; Interracial; grandmother raising granddaughter; death of a mother; death of a brother; death of a sister; death of siblings; biracial child; interracial parents; mixed race
African American / Danish
Alex Awards, 2011, Nominee, Teen
School Library Journal Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2010 Fiction
identity; intergenerational relations; bullying; acceptance; Oregon; tragedy
Durrow, Heidi W., "The Girl Who Fell from the Sky" (2011). Diverse Families. 198.