The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond
by Brenda Woods
Publication Date: Jan 22, 2015
List Price: $7.99
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods’ moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.Violet is biracial, but she lives with her white mother and sister, attends a mostly white school in a white town, and sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. Now that she’s eleven, she feels it’s time to learn about her African American heritage, so she seeks out her paternal grandmother. When Violet is invited to spend two weeks with her new Bibi (Swahili for "grandmother") and learns about her lost heritage, her confidence in herself grows and she discovers she’s not a shrinking Violet after all. From a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author, this is a powerful story about a young girl finding her place in the world.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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