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Black, White, Other : In Search of Nina Armstrong
by Joan Steinau Lester


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Identity Crisis.

As a biracial teen, Nina is accustomed to a life of varied hues--mocha-colored skin, ringed brown hair streaked with red, a darker brother, a black father, a white mother. When her parents decide to divorce, the rainbow of Nina's existence is reduced to a much starker reality.  Read more...


 
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More About Black, White, Other by Joan Steinau Lester
 
 
 
Overview

Identity Crisis.

As a biracial teen, Nina is accustomed to a life of varied hues--mocha-colored skin, ringed brown hair streaked with red, a darker brother, a black father, a white mother. When her parents decide to divorce, the rainbow of Nina's existence is reduced to a much starker reality. Shifting definitions and relationships are playing out all around her, and new boxes and lines seem to be getting drawn every day.

Between the fractures within her family and the racial tensions splintering her hometown, Nina feels caught in perpetual battle. Feeling stranded in the nowhere land between racial boundaries, and struggling for personal independence and identity, Nina turns to the story of her great-great-grandmother's escape from slavery. Is there direction in the tale of her ancestor? Can Nina build her own compass when landmarks from her childhood stop guiding the way?


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780310720003
  • ISBN-10: 0310720001
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 222
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 6 x 8.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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