DIVerse Families
 
Half and Half

Title

Half and Half

Authors

Lensey Namioka

Publisher

Dell Yearling

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780440418900

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At Seattle's annual Folk Fest, twelve-year-old Fiona and her older brother are torn between trying to please their Chinese grandmother and making their Scottish grandparents happy.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Racial Diveristy; Interracial; Biracial; interracial marriage; mixed race; biracial child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / Scottish

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2004 National Council for the Social Studies
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2005-2006
Master List Massachusetts
Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2007
Nominee Connecticut

Keywords

family life; identity; folk festival; dancing; kung fu

Diversity Impact

direct

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