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The Resource The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Label
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Title
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Statement of responsibility
by Heidi W. Durrow
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy.With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl— and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. It is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice
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 thatwants to see her as either black or white
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2008.
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336107
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Durrow, Heidi W
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:21fb98a2-7a66-4106-b9d8-7aa517328a27
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781565129627
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:21fb98a2-7a66-4106-b9d8-7aa517328a27
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781565129627
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
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