Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier

Publisher:  Delacorte Press, 2010
Pages:  296
Source:  Library
Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction

Minnie and Keira are twins.  They were born only seven minutes apart.  However, Minni was born with reddish blond hair and white skin like her daddy.  Keira was born with "cinnamon-brown" skin and dark curly hair like her mother.  The girls are sent from Washington to North Caroline to visit their grandmother.  She has entered them in the Miss Black Pear contest.  For the first time, Keira feels like she fits in.  Minni suddenly feels like she doesn't belong as they question whether she qualifies to be in the contest.  This is a story that shows the struggle of being accepted for who you are no matter what your color.  It also show how strong the bonds between sisters and especially twins are.  This was an excellent book.

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