The other half of my heart

by Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968-

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Fiction Collection j CD Frazier
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Frazier
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Audiovisual j CD Frazier
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j CD Frazier
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Summary
The story of biracial twin sisters--one black, one white--and the summer that tests their strong bond, from the author of Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award-winner Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It.

When Minerva and Keira King were born, they made headlines: Keira is black like Mama, but Minni is white like Daddy. Together the family might look like part of a chessboard row, but they are first and foremost the close-knit Kings. Then Grandmother Johnson calls, to invite the twins down South to compete for the title of Miss Black Pearl Preteen of America.
Minni dreads the spotlight, but Keira assures her that together they'll get through their stay with Grandmother Johnson. But when their grandmother's bias against Keira reveals itself, Keira pulls away from her twin. Minni has always believed that no matter how different she and Keira are, they share a deep bond of the heart. Now she'll find out whether that's really true.

"One luminous pearl of a sister story."--RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, author of the Newbery Honor Award-winner One Crazy Summer

Winner of the Skipping Stone Honor Award

* "Frazier highlights the contradictions, absurdities, humor, and pain that accompany life as a mixed-race tween. Never didactic, this is the richest portrait of multiracial identity and family since Virginia Hamilton's 1976 novel Arilla Sun Down . An outstanding achievement."-- Kirkus Reviews , Starred

* "Not only does Frazier raise questions worth pondering, but her ability to round out each character, looking past easy explanations for attitude, is impressive. . . . A novel with a great deal of heart indeed."-- Booklist , Starred

From the Hardcover edition.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The idea of being a twin has built-in appeal a sibling who has almost identical experiences of the world can be an instant BFF. That ideal informs the lives of sisters Minni and Keira, but the differences between the biracial siblings may be vaster than they'd like to think, because Minni's coloring is white like their father's, while Keira's is black like their mother's. During the summer when the girls turn 11, awareness of how they're perceived is driven home when a storekeeper in their home state of Washington has a widely disparate reaction to the girls' browsing through fancy dresses. Later, when the girls visit their prickly maternal grandmother in North Carolina and compete in a beauty contest for African Americans, Minni feels she is the focus of skeptical attention. Not only does Frazier raise questions worth pondering but her ability to round out each character, looking past easy explanations for attitude, is impressive. She also leavens the whole with easy humor and builds suspense over the pageant itself. Will the talented and outgoing Keira win the prize? Will Minni be able to overcome her shyness and shine? A novel with a great deal of heart indeed, from the winner of the John Steptoe New Talent Award for Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (2007).--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Racially mixed people -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Twins -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Sisters -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile sound recordings.
African Americans -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Prejudices -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Beauty contests -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Beauty contests -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Listening Library,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Turpin, Bahni.
Listening Library.
Participants/Performers Read by Bahni Turpin.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780307879615
0307879615
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