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  Cover Art: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Durrow, Heidi W.
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.
264 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self Evans, Danielle
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
A volume of short works includes "Harvest," in which an unplanned pregnancy prompts an African-American college student's self-evaluation; "Jellyfish," in which a father realizes how little he knows his daughter; and "Snakes," in which a mixed-race girl recounts a fateful summer with white relatives.
232 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: The Chaos Hopkinson, Nalo
The Chaos
Toronto sixteen-year-old Scotch may have to acknowledge her own limitations and come to terms with her mixed Jamaican, white, and black heritage if she is to stop the Chaos that has claimed her brother and made much of the world crazy.
241 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Black, White, Other Lester, Joan Steinau
Black, White, Other
Twenty miles from Oakland, California, where fires have led to racial tension, multi-racial fifteen-year-old Nina faces the bigotry of long-time friends, her parents' divorce, and her brother's misbehavior, while learning of her great-great grandmother Sarah's escape from slavery.
222 p. 2011
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  Cover Art: Camo Girl Magoon, Kekla
Camo Girl
Ella, a biracial girl with a patchy and uneven skin tone, and her friend Z, a boy who is very different, have been on the bottom of the social order at Caldera Junior High School in Las Vegas, but when the only other African-American student enters their sixth grade class, Ella longs to be friends with him and join the popular group, but does not want to leave Z all alone.
218 p. 2011
  Cover Art: Jubilee Journey Meyer, Carolyn
Jubilee Journey
Emily Rose has always felt comfortable growing up in Connecticut with her African American mother and her "French American" father, but when they spend some time with her great-grandmother in Texas, Emily Rose learns about her black heritage and uncovers some new and exciting parts of her own identity.
271 p. 2007
  Cover Art: Riot Myers, Walter Dean
Riot
In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.
164 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: Mexican WhiteBoy Pena, Matt de la
Mexican WhiteBoy
Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.
249 p. 2008
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  Cover Art: The Latte Rebellion Stevenson, Sarah Jamila
The Latte Rebellion
When high school senior Asha Jamison is called a "towel head" at a pool party, she and her best friend Carey start a club to raise awareness of mixed-race students that soon sweeps the country, but the hubbub puts her Ivy League dreams, friendship, and beliefs to the test.
328 p. 2011
  Cover Art: Orchards Thompson, Holly
Orchards
Sent to Japan for the summer after an eighth-grade classmate's suicide, half-Japanese, half-Jewish Kana Goldberg tries to fit in with relatives she barely knows and reflects on the guilt she feels over the tragedy back home.
327 p. 2011
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  Cover Art: The Brothers Torres Voorhees, Coert
The Brothers Torres
Sophomore Frankie finally finds the courage to ask his long-term friend, Julianne, to the Homecoming dance, which ultimately leads to a face-off between a tough senior whose family owns most of their small, New Mexico town, and Frankie's soccer-star older brother and his gang-member friends.
316 p. 2008
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