The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 401871250421134437
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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Book Summary

Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow Reviews

  • A beautiful novel

    By Long legion
    This book goes further than just an interesting story. As you're reading you need to feel who the characters are and "where they come from". It is a deeper meaning that is not apparent if you're just in the frame of mind for a good story. The characters and the whole feeling of the book is very real. I think it is meant to be savored and thought about as you read it. An excellent book that I only wish had been a little more in depth and a bit longer
  • Okay

    By DblueD7
    It is a great story but it has a lot of things going on. The beginning is hard to follow, as well. If you read, pay close attention to names in the title and in the chapter headings.
  • The girl who fell from the sky

    By Perky too
    An outstanding piece of literature. I think I read this book in about two days. The characters will grab you by the heart. I loved them all......the good and the not so good. Very moving story.
  • Great read

    By Jessa27
    A story to remember...Written like poetry.

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