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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods' moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.

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. She's tired of people asking if she's adopted. Now that Violet's 11, she decides it's time to learn about her African American heritage. And despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad's side of the family, she can feel her confidence growing as the puzzle pieces of her life finally start coming together. Listeners will cheer for Violet, sharing her joy as she discovers her roots.

©2014 Brenda Woods (P)2014 Recorded Books

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One of the best!

The narrorator was very strong and had nice ways of reading each character. I would love to read this again. Very inspirational! Thank you Brenda Woods!!

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Great read!

Great story to read with your child to help them understand race and the struggle that many biracial and multiracial children go through these days.

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I really liked it and would recommend it.

I really liked it and would recommend it. It is a wonderful story about discovery, healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. The story and the narrator were excellent.