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.
Racial Diversity; Family Relationship; Interracial; Legal guardianship; Family member death; mixed race; raising granddaughter; deceased parents
African American / Danish
Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2008.
identity; intergenerational relations
Durrow, Heidi W., "The Girl Who Fell from the Sky" (2011). DIVerse Families. 198.