The Other Half of My Heart

The Other Half of My Heart

Book - 2011
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Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister.
Publisher: New York : Yearling Book, 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st Yearling ed
ISBN: 9780440240068
Branch Call Number: J FRA
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 20 cm


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AliReads Aug 05, 2015

I liked it, but I wish it was written from the point of view of BOTH twins, not the white-passing one.

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Feb 21, 2018

blue_bee_2537 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15


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Jul 10, 2011

twins minni and keira are belong to a tight family, but they were born to white dad and a black mom which means minni is light-skinned and keira dark skinned but one summer they join miss black pearl preteen pageant will this be a change to their lives and...sisterly relaintionship?


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