The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

by Brenda Woods
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods

Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods’ moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.

Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blonds. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She attends a mostly white school where she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. She’s tired of people asking if she’s adopted. Now that Violet’s eleven, she decides it’s time to learn about her African American heritage. And despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad’s side of the family, she can feel her confidence growing as the puzzle pieces of her life finally start coming together. Readers will cheer for Violet, sharing her joy as she discovers her roots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101585016
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/09/2014
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,073,027
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brenda Woods ( was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised in southern California, and attended California State University, Northridge. She is the award-winning author of several books for young readers: Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box, Saint Louis Armstrong Beach, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction selection Emako Blue, My Name is Sally Little Song, and A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her numerous awards and honors include the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, FOCAL award, Pen Center USA’s Literary Award finalist, IRA Children’s Choice Young Adult Fiction Award, and ALA Quick Pick. She lives in the Los Angeles area.

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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend this book to any one that like this authors books like THE RED ROSE BOX was a good one. P.S. If you don't like this book it might be that you don't understand or you might feel like your are being forced to read it and you don't want to or you just don't like her books. I used to feel forced to read books or I felt like every one was watching but not any more one day i woke feeling different I had new friends and they turned out to be my best friends.This sounds like a movie. BYE.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so amazingly inspiring. It is an absolute MUST read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it for school and I hated it because I thought not enough happend. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
0207 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Woods did not not dissappoint!