DIVerse Families
 
A Place in the World

Title

A Place in the World

Publisher

Africana Homestead Legacy

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780983115168

Pages

127 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Set in Baltimore, Ghana, and rural Georgia, a novel of love, marriage, betrayal, divorce, discovery, African heritage, international adoption, racism, and tragedy unfolds. Kwame and Evelyn adopt Kofi whom they adore. After divorce and remarriage, their nationalistic and interracial families clash. Caught between households, Kofi strives to find himself and battles dangerous anxiety attacks.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Adoption; Divorce; Step parent; Interracial; adopted child; adoptive parents; international adoption; divorced parents; separate homes; co-parenting; step mother; step father; interracial family; interracial adoption

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

Black (Ghanaian) / White

Family Formation

divorced adoptive mother and father; adoptive mother and step father; adoptive father and step mother

Keywords

love; Baltimore, Maryland; Accra, Ghana; Georgia; marriage; betrayal; different cultures; conflict

Diversity Impact

direct

A Place in the World


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