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

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Divorce; Step parent; Adoption; international adoption; separate homes; co-parenting; interracial relationships; step mother; step father

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Ghanese / White

Family Formation

divorced parents, step parents

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

family life; love; Baltimore, Ghana; Georgia; marriage; betrayal; different cultures

Diversity Impact

direct

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