About the book:
The Coretta Scott King Honor author’s moving story about a biracial girl discovering her African American family.
Violet is smart, funny, and biracial. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. At her mostly white school, she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. She’s tired of people looking at her white mom and sister and thinking she’s adopted, so she decides it’s time to learn about her heritage. Violet’s first meeting with her paternal grandmother gets off to a rocky start, but eventually, incredible bonds are formed and it feels like the puzzle pieces are finally coming together.
Brenda Woods sensitively handles the topic of racism and how it feels to be biracial. Violet's curious, outspoken personality will win over readers, who will find it a joy to see her universe blossoming as she discovers her roots.c