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Black brother, black brother

By: Parker Rhodes, Jewell

1510109862 / 9781510109865
Paperback
13/05/2021
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United Kingdom
20 cm 239 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 239297, Points 4.00, Book Level 3.40,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: U.S.: Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2020.

A powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers - one who presents as white, the other as Black - and the ways they are forced to navigate a world that doesn't treat them equally. Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at his school, he feels as if he is constantly swimming in whiteness.

Most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbed the 'Black Brother', Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter skinned brother, Trey.

When an incident with a white student leads to Donte's arrest and suspension, he's sure the only way to get even is to beat the student at the school's most valued game: fencing.

With the help of a former Olympic fencer, Donte embarks on a journey to carve out a spot on the school's fencing team and to find a way to make people at school see past the colour of his skin to who he really is. From NYT bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes, another poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race and racism in today's world.

BIC:

4KHJ For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 5AJ Interest age: from c 8 years, YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YFR Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage), YFS School stories (Children's / Teenage), YXF Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage), YXFM Personal & social issues: siblings (Children's / Teenage), YXN Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)

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