|Caucasia (2000) [Novel]|
by Danzy Senna
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Birdie is a mixed race little girl living a fairly typical life with her family in 1970s Boston. Birdie takes after her blueblood "bleeding heart liberal" mother in physical appearance (fair skin and straight hair) while her older sister Cole, looks more like their black revolutionary father. When politics cause rip the girl's family apart, Birdie's father take Cole to the so-called racial haven of Brazil while Birdie is left with her mother and gets a crash course in the the social politics of her "white" half. Birdie and her mother take up residence in lily white New Hampshire and conceal part of Birdie's racial makeup to blend in with the locals and abate suspicion. Without her sister standing in front of her to reflect the racial half of Birdie missing from her own visage, Birdie is forced to walk the tightrope of race all by herself.
Original title: From Caucasia With Love
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Race And Prejudice
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Multicultural