Read The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The girl who fell from the sky: a novel by Heidi W. Durrow — Rachel's story starts in the middle, after she's lost her family, and before she's discovered who she really is. Rachel is the daughter of a black American man and a white Danish woman, and has to conquer not only her racial identity, but also her feelings about a family who was by turns loving, neglectful, supportive and judgmental. The characters were unique and continually surprising, which I loved. The ending didn't go quite where I wanted, but ultimately the meat of the story made this a worthwhile read.