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When the Black Girl Sings

Title

When the Black Girl Sings

Authors

Bil Wright

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9781416940036

Pages

266 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive Connecticut girls' school where she is the only black student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

730L

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Divorce; interracial adoption; divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

adoption

Awards

Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008,2008 H.W. Wilson Company
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, January 21,2008 Cahners

Keywords

singing; school; identity

Diversity Impact

direct

When the Black Girl Sings

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