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Black, White, Other

In Search of Nina Armstrong

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In Joan Steinau Lester's Black, White Other,now available in softcover, Nina never thought much about her biracial heritage until her parents divorced. Now both of Nina’s parents are trying to assert their cultural identity upon her, while in her hometown of Los Angeles racial tensions flare, and Nina feels caught in the battle.

Identity Crisis.

As a biracial teen, Nina is accustomed to a life of varied hues—mocha-colored skin, ringed brown hair streaked with red, a darker brother, a black father, a white mother. When her parents decide to divorce, the rainbow of Nina’s existence is reduced to a much starker reality. Shifting definitions and relationships are playing out all around her, and new boxes and lines seem to be getting drawn every day.

Between the fractures within her family and the racial tensions splintering her hometown, Nina feels caught in perpetual battle. Feeling stranded in the nowhere land between racial boundaries, and struggling for personal independence and identity, Nina turns to the story of her great-great-grandmother’s escape from slavery. Is there direction in the tale of her ancestor? Can Nina build her own compass when landmarks from her childhood stop guiding the way?

Contributor(s) Joan Steinau Lester
About the Contributor(s) Joan Steinau Lester

Joan Steinau Lester, Ed.D., is the author of three previous books, the most recent Mama’s Child, as well as Fire in My Soul, a civil rights biography of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Her first YA novel, Black, White, Other, was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize. The former Executive Director of the Equity Institute, a national diversity consulting firm, she is also a frequent NPR commentator and print columnist.


UPC 025986720001
ISBN-10 0310720001
ISBN-13 9780310720003
Publish Date Aug 21, 2012
Weight (lbs) 0.4600
Height 8.5
Width 5.44
Length 224
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $7.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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