The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier

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The close relationship of a pair of biracial twins is tested when their grandmother enters them in a pageant for African American girls in this new story from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner Sundee T. Frazier.
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 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 the truth.

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About Sundee T. Frazier

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SUNDEE T. FRAZIER is  the author of award-winning Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It and the highly acclaimed The Other Half of My Heart.

Author Residence: Renton, WA
Published June 3, 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Funny and deeply affecting, this novel by the Steptoe Award winner for Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (2007) revisits the still largely unexplored world of multiracial heritage.

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