The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

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By Brenda Woods
Publisher Puffin Books
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond
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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 shes eleven, she feels its 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 shes not a shrinking Violet after all. From a Coretta Scott King Honorwinning author, this is a powerful story about a young girl finding her place in the world.

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39493 words39,493 words
240 pages240 pages
Lexile 670LLexile 670L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2015Published 2015

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Book ISBN:

0147514304

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