The Other Side of Dark
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Single parent; Step parent; Interracial; Family member death; Developmental disability; single father; step father; death of a mother, death of a father; death of parents; interracial relationship; Down syndrome
male teenager; female teenager
Black / White
step father, mother and father
Agatha Award, 2010, Winner, Best Childrens/YA
Massachusetts Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult
ghost stories; paranormal; dating; orphans; Boston; ghosts; drawings; dead people; race relations; slavery
Smith, Sarah, "The Other Side of Dark" (2011). Diverse Families. 788.