Color me in : a novel /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, Edition: First edition.Description: 373 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780525578239; 0525578234.Subject(s): Bildungsromans | Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction | Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- United States -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Fifteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz is torn between two worlds, passing for white while living in Harlem, being called Jewish while attending her mother's Baptist church, and experiencing first love while watching her parents' marriage crumble.
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A powerful coming-of-age novel pulled from personal experience about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds. <br> <br> Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time.<br> <br> Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but because she inadvertently passes as white, her cousin thinks she's too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices African Americans face on a daily basis. In the meantime, Nevaeh's dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. But rather than take a stand, Nevaeh does what she's always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent.<br> <br> Only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom's past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has her own voice. And choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she decide once for all who and where she is meant to be?<br> <br> "Absolutely outstanding!" --Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
Fifteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz is torn between two worlds, passing for white while living in Harlem, being called Jewish while attending her mother's Baptist church, and experiencing first love while watching her parents' marriage crumble.