When the Black Girl Sings
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Divorce; Interracial; adopted teenager; adoptive parents; adoptive family; interracial/transracial adoption; divorced parents; interracial family
Black / White
adoptive and divorced mother and father
singing; identity; private school; religion; Christianity; church; choir
Wright, Bil, "When the Black Girl Sings" (2009). Diverse Families. 228.