December 22, 2013

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

cover image of The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond
Brenda Woods

Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blonds. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She attends a mostly white school where she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. Tired of people asking if she's adopted, Violet decides it's time to learn about her African American heritage by forging a tenuous bond with an unwelcoming paternal grandmother. Despite a rocky start, she can feel her confidence growing as the puzzle pieces of her life finally start coming together. Ages 8 to 12.