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The girl who fell from the sky : a novel

by Durrow, Heidi W., 1969-

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Tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed att... Full description

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Summary: Tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.--From Amazon.com.
Physical Description: 264 p. ; 22 cm.
Awards: Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2008.
ISBN: 9781565126800
1565126807
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