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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (75 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Steinau Lester Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Joan Steinau Lester's newest book looks that the emotional and social experience of Nina, a teen girl living in LA who feels caught between two worlds - the white world of her mother and the black world of her father. This nowhere land of race becomes harder to navigate when the support system her parents offered is shattered by their divorce.

Now, with racial tensions rising in her school and community, her white friends seeing her as too ghetto and her black friends labeling her too white, and her father pressuring her to take up her black heritage, Nina feels lost and abandoned. Even Nina's faith seems to fail her - how can she cling to God and the songs of the church when God's image in her seems twisted?

When Nina discovers a book her father is writing about Sarah, her great-great grandmother who escaped from slavery on the Underground Railroad, Nina finds someone who can understand her feelings of being trapped in an upside-down world. But will those stories be enough to guide Nina through the pressures she now faces?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janet | 2/10/2014

    " I think the idea for this story, the struggles of the racially mixed young girl, was idustrious but reading the story was exhausting. I was annoyed with all the characters. The back story that Nina was reading was more interesting. I just didn't enjoy the writing for the present-day story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kimathy | 1/3/2014

    " I thought this book was trying much to hard to be a literary masterpiece. Nina was annoying and unrelatable. Her attitude toward her parents I found to be outrageous. I kept thinking to myself while reading, god I hope she just ditches her friends. I mean, DON'T BE FRIENDS WITH RACISTS!!! She just never really realized that. She also needs to learn, in my humble but correct opinion, that so many other people have it harder. Some people have NEVER had any real friends. I also thought it was hilarious that she related so much to her great-great-whatever-grandmother. She kept thinking of her as God. Like she was helping her instead of Him. Overall it didn't make an impression on he, her father just made me angry with all his "blacks can steal because it's payback for slavery" type bullshit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 12/30/2013

    " A book I could relate to and one I wish had been available when I was a younger. Review Coming Soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 12/27/2013

    " A beautifully written story. Perfect for young adults to read. I wish I had this book when I was younger. "

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