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The Other Half of My Heart

Sundee T. Frazier

The story of biracial twin sisters-one black, one white-and the summer that tests their strong bond, from the author of Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award-winner Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It. When Minerva and Keira King were born, they made headlines: Keira is black like Mama, but Minni is white like Daddy. Together the family might look like part of a chessboard row, but they are first and foremost the close-knit Kings. Then Grandmother Johnson calls, to invite the twins down South to compete for the title of Miss Black Pearl Preteen of America. Minni dreads the spotlight, but Keira assures her that together they'll get through their stay with Grandmother Johnson. But when their grandmother's bias against Keira reveals itself, Keira pulls away from her twin. Minni has always believed that no matter how different she and Keira are, they share a deep bond of the heart. Now she'll find out whether that's really true. "One luminous pearl of a sister story."--RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, author of the Newbery Honor Award-winner One Crazy Summer Winner of the Skipping Stone Honor Award *"Frazier highlights the contradictions, absurdities, humor, and pain that accompany life as a mixed-race tween. Never didactic, this is the richest portrait of multiracial identity and family since Virginia Hamilton's 1976 novel Arilla Sun Down. An outstanding achievement."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred *"Not only does Frazier raise questions worth pondering, but her ability to round out each character, looking past easy explanations for attitude, is impressive. . . . A novel with a great deal of heart indeed."-Booklist, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

The story of biracial twin sisters-one black, one white-and the summer that tests their strong bond, from the author of Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award-winner Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It. When Minerva and Keira King were born, they made headlines: Keira is black like Mama, but Minni is white like Daddy. Together the family might look like part of a chessboard row, but they are first and foremost the close-knit Kings. Then Grandmother Johnson calls, to invite the twins down South to compete for the title of Miss Black Pearl Preteen of America. Minni dreads the spotlight, but Keira assures her that together they'll get through their stay with Grandmother Johnson. But when their grandmother's bias against Keira reveals itself, Keira pulls away from her twin. Minni has always believed that no matter how different she and Keira are, they share a deep bond of the heart. Now she'll find out whether that's really true. "One luminous pearl of a sister story."--RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, author of the Newbery Honor Award-winner One Crazy Summer Winner of the Skipping Stone Honor Award *"Frazier highlights the contradictions, absurdities, humor, and pain that accompany life as a mixed-race tween. Never didactic, this is the richest portrait of multiracial identity and family since Virginia Hamilton's 1976 novel Arilla Sun Down. An outstanding achievement."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred *"Not only does Frazier raise questions worth pondering, but her ability to round out each character, looking past easy explanations for attitude, is impressive. . . . A novel with a great deal of heart indeed."-Booklist, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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The story of biracial twin sisters-one black, one white-and the summer that tests their strong bond, from the author of Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award-winner Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It. When Minerva and Keira King were born, they made headlines: Keira is black like Mama, but Minni is white like Daddy. Together the family might look like part of a chessboard row, but they are first and foremost the close-knit Kings. Then Grandmother Johnson calls, to invite the twins down South to compete for the title of Miss Black Pearl Preteen of America. Minni dreads the spotlight, but Keira assures her that together they'll get through their stay with Grandmother Johnson. But when their grandmother's bias against Keira reveals itself, Keira pulls away from her twin. Minni has always believed that no matter how different she and Keira are, they share a deep bond of the heart. Now she'll find out whether that's really true. "One luminous pearl of a sister story."--RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, author of the Newbery Honor Award-winner One Crazy Summer Winner of the Skipping Stone Honor Award *"Frazier highlights the contradictions, absurdities, humor, and pain that accompany life as a mixed-race tween. Never didactic, this is the richest portrait of multiracial identity and family since Virginia Hamilton's 1976 novel Arilla Sun Down. An outstanding achievement."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred *"Not only does Frazier raise questions worth pondering, but her ability to round out each character, looking past easy explanations for attitude, is impressive. . . . A novel with a great deal of heart indeed."-Booklist, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin

Length:

7h 52m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:31