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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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Divorce; Interracial; adopted teenager; adoptive parents; adoptive family; interracial adoption; divorced parents; interracial family

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

adoptive and divorced mother and father

Keywords

singing; identity; private school; religion; Christianity; church; choir

Diversity Impact

direct

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