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Van Niekerk, Colleen

Summary: South Africa, 1994. Against a backdrop of apartheid and racial violence, Yolanda Petersen returns to the land of her youth at the behest of her mother. While there Yolanda longs to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Ingrid, the product of an illegal mixed-race affair with a white man. But Ingrid is missing, and as Yolanda quickly discovers, she isn't the only woman in Cape Town desperate to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

Oyeyemi, Helen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OYE

Lansens, Lori.

Summary: When she volunteers to take in five-year-old Sharla Cody for the summer, eighty-year-old Addy Shadd forms a powerful bond with Sharla that prompts her to recollect her own childhood in Rusholme, a town settled by fugitive slaves in the mid-1800s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown, and Co. 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

Durrow, Heidi W.

Summary: The daughter of a Danish immigrant and a black G.I., Rachel survives a family tragedy only to face new challenges. Sent to live with her strict African-American grandmother in a racially divided northwest city, she must suppress her grief and reinvent herself in a mostly black community. A beauty with light brown skin and blue eyes, she attracts much attention in her new home. The world wants...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2009

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Lemmie, Asha

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Summary: "From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance-and the unexpected ally that will change everything-in post-World War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist." Such is eight-year-old Noriko "Nori" Kamiza's first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEM

Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.)

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Summary: On her way into Chinatown to deliver a baby, midwife-turned-sleuth Sarah Brandt encounters a group of Irish women, without family at Ellis Island, who had married Chinese men in the same predicament, and finds herself searching for the new mother's half-Irish, half-Chinese niece.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THO

Durrow, Heidi W.

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DUR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Dur

Smith, Zadie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Diggs, Taye

Summary: Told in rhyming text, Mike is a mixed-race boy, completely comfortable with his identity and his parents--and his wild, curly hair.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DIG

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DIG

Brown, William Wells

Summary: Includes memoirs, travel writings, fiction, and history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Quigley, Dawn

Summary: "Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Dakota State University Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC QUI

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC QUI

Balcárcel, Rebecca

Summary: Twelve-year-old Quijana is a biracial girl, desperately trying to understand the changes that are going on in her life; her mother rarely gets home before bedtime, her father suddenly seems to be trying to get in touch with his Guatemalan roots (even though he never bothered to teach Quijana Spanish), she is about to start seventh grade in the Texas town where they live and she is worried about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Barnes, Julian.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BAR

Barnes, Julian.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Chang, Janie

Summary: After being abandoned by her mother in 1908 Shanghai, a young Eurasian girl, Jialing, becomes the bondservant to the new owners of a grand estate until she befriends a young English girl who mysteriously disappears and forever changes her life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P CHA

Glaser, Karina Yan

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Summary: One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa's surprise fortieth...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GLA

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