See no color /

by Gibney, Shannon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Carolrhoda Lab, a division of Lerner Pub. Group, [2015]Description: 186 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781467776820; 1467776823.Subject(s): Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction | Baseball stories -- Juvenile fiction | Adoption -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Identity -- Fiction | Baseball -- Fiction | Adoption -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Self-acceptance -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Baseball stories | Young adult fictionSummary: Alex has always identified herself as a baseball player, the daughter of a winning coach, but when she realizes that is not enough she begins to come to terms with her adoption and her race.
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<p>"Transracial adoption is never oversimplified, airbrushed, or sentimentalized, but instead, it's portrayed with bracing honesty as the messy institution it is: rearranging families, blending cultural and biological DNA, loss and joy. An exceptionally accomplished debut." -- Kirkus, starred review<br> <br> For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things about herself: She's a stellar baseball player. She's adopted.<br> <br> Alex has had a comfortable childhood in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a wealthy white family hasn't been that big a deal. What mattered was that she was a star on the diamond, where her father, a former Major Leaguer, coached her hard and counted on her to make him proud. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her changing body starts to affect her game. Suddenly, Alex begins to question who she really is. She's always dreamed of playing pro baseball just like her father, but can she really do it? Does she truly fit in with her white family? Who were her biological parents? What does it mean to be black? If she's going to find answers, Alex has to come to terms with her adoption, her race, and the dreams she thought would always guide her.<br> <br> * Winner of the Minnesota Book Award<br> * A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen book of the Year<br> * A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year</p>

Alex has always identified herself as a baseball player, the daughter of a winning coach, but when she realizes that is not enough she begins to come to terms with her adoption and her race.

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Sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge's white family tells her, "We don't even see color." They seem much more concerned with her future as a baseball star than her identity as an African American. But a new romance and the discovery of letters from her biological father raise questions for Alex. Gibney skillfully explores the topic of transracial adoption and identity in this thought-provoking coming-of-age story. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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