The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

By WOODS, Brenda

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ISBN
9780399257148
Publisher
Penguin Nancy Paulsen Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—Violet Diamond's father died in a car accident two months before her birth, and the 11-year-old has always felt that a piece of her was missing. As the daughter of an African American father and Caucasian mother, she is frustrated with narrow racial assumptions directed at her by those living in her predominantly white neighborhood in Seattle. After eavesdropping on an eye-opening family convers...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Eleven-year-old Violet, whose African American father died before she was born, has always felt different from her white mom and hal...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

Stars a likable, relatable heroine whose curiosity and enthusiasm about everything from her own background to new words, unfamiliar cities, and friends’ cultures will invite readers to explore along with her. Violet often feels caught between two worlds—while her loving mother and sister are white, and she has grown up in a mostly white community, strangers see Violet as black. Violet’s black father die...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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