THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY Book Review Made Me Feel Some Kind Of Way

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Book Review of The New York Times best-selling The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow. This fiction novel prompted larger discussion around racial identity, biracial identity etc. was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut. Chosen by Barbara Kingsolver for the Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin Books), is one of the Washington Post’s Best Novels of 2010 and a Top 10 Book 2010 of The Oregonian.

A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of this atmospheric story of a mixed-race girl’s struggle for identity. Orphaned and alone, young Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community.

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queen2539 says:

I haven’t read the book. But They made her eyes a big deal because there are people that try to say that only a white person can have blue eyes. Also when a dark skin person has blue eyes people will put comments under there picture explaining that it’s a disease. I mean it’s not that serious and shouldn’t need a disclaimer.

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