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Half a Heart

Title

Half a Heart

Authors

Rosellen Brown

Publisher

Picador

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780312278304

Pages

416 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When her biracial daughter appears suddenly after eighteen years searching for the mother who left her, former civil rights activist Miriam Vener begins a painful confrontation with her past.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Biracial; biracial child; separated parents

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

separated parents

Keywords

illegitimate children; birthmothers; women civil rights workers; mothers and daughters; teenage girls

Diversity Impact

direct

Half a Heart

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