The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

blossominguniverseWritten by Brenda Woods

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond is about an 11 year old girl who is biracial. Her mom and sister, Daisy, are white. Violet and her dad are black. Her dad died before she was born. Whenever she went places with her mom and sister, people always looked at them funny…like how did she fit in? Violet struggled with who she was. She only knew her mom’s side of the family. They never talked about her dad’s side. One day she started asking about her dad’s family. It was difficult for her mom. Violet was persistent. Her mom gave in. She met her dad’s family. It is sad, funny, happy. It is well written and very enjoyable.

Review by Debbie Carleton, Bennion Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-6

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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond
Written by Brenda Woods
Nancy Paulsen Books
222 pages
Release Date: January 9, 2014
ISBN: 9780399257148 (hardcover)

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