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What's Mine And Yours : A Novel (Read With Jenna)

Coster, Naima , 1986- , author.

Resource Type: Rental Books
Edition: First edition.
Varying Form of Title: What is mine and yours
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group
Place of Pub: New York, NY
Date Published: 2021Ã2021
ISBN: 9781538702345
Notes:

Series information from jacket. "When a county initiative in the Piedmont of North Carolina forces the students at a mostly black public school on the east side to move across town to a nearly all-white high school on the west, the community rises in outrage. For two students, quiet and aloof Gee and headstrong Noelle, these divisions will extend far beyond their schooling. As their paths collide and overlap over the course of thirty years, their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that shape the trajectory of their lives. On one side of the school integration debate is Jade, Gee's steely, single, black mother, grieving for her murdered partner, and determined for her son to have the best chance at a better life. On the other, is Noelle's enterprising mother, Lacey May, who refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but white. The choices these mothers make will resound for years to come. And twenty years later, when Lacey's daughters return home to visit her in hospital, they're forced to confront the ways their parents' decisions continue to affect the life they live and the people they love. WHAT'S MINE AND YOURS is a sweeping, rich tapestry of familial bond and identity, and a sharp, poignant look at the ways race affects even the closest of relationships. This is not just one love story, but many: It's the all-consuming volatile passion of young lovers and the quieter comfort of steady companionship; it's the often tenuous but unbreakable bond between siblings; and it's the unconditional love that runs between parent and child and encompasses adoration, contempt and forgiveness. With gorgeous prose, Naima Coster explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together"--

Subjects:

1. School integration -- Fiction.; 2. Race relations -- Fiction.; 3. Mother and child -- Fiction.; 4. Families -- North Carolina -- Fiction.; 5. Parents of racially mixed children -- Fiction.; 6. Racially mixed children -- Fiction.; 7. Racism -- Fiction.; 8. Families.; 9. Mother and child.; 10. Parents of racially mixed children.; 11. Race relations.; 12. Racially mixed children.; 13. Racism.; 14. School integration.; 15. North Carolina.; 16. Mother-child relationship -- Fiction.; 17. Family -- Fiction.; 18. North Carolina -- Fiction.; 19. Social problem fiction.; 20. Fiction.;

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