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Tuesday: Everybody Reads Panel on "Child-Rearing and Identity"

Date: 02/17/2012
Book cover of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

Tuesday, February 21, 6pm
Millar Library, Room 160 

Portland State University professors Martha Balshem (Sociology) and Alma Trinidad (Social Work) and psychologist Cheryl Forster (Student Health and Counseling) will discuss issues related to identity and development.

About Everybody Reads

The tenth annual Everybody Reads selection is The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow. This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community in Portland, where her light brown skin, blue eyes and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

See full list of Everybody Reads events at the Library on our Events page.


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