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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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ISBN10: 1616200154 ISBN13: 9781616200152 Publisher: Algonquin Books Published: Jan 11 2011 Pages: 277 Weight: 0.66lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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"The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly." --The New York Times Book Review

Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It's there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

This searing and heart-wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
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