A seventeen-year-old girl adopted at birth by a white family gains an appreciation for her biracial heritage when her options for dating both blacks and whites start her wondering where she fits in.
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"Cassandra Robbins, Esq." including the humor was inspired by our own family. The idea for the book came from the naysayers who warned us: "Adopting a biracial infant is fine, but what happens when she starts dating?" At the time I began writing this book, our daughter,who came to us at three months, was barely into her teens and her social life consisted of going to movies in groups and to parties at her friends' homes. Developing the relationship between Cass and Josh was a matter of playing "what if?" and attempting to project what would happen four or five years down the road--not only with her peers, but also with their parents. I saw the romance as a vehicle to help drive the story and explore issues that arise when a youngster, neither black nor white, begins to fly the protective nest. I was more than a little surprised and gratified when The New York Public Library named it to its "best books" for teens list and reviews by Publishers Weekly and ALA's Booklist along with many others were positive. Both "Cassandra Robbins, Esq." and "Sun Dance at Turtle Rock" show up on many multicultural reading lists.About the Author:
Patricia Costa Viglucci is the author of two adult nonfiction books and two YA novels including "Sun Dance at Turtle Rock," which like "Cassandra Robbins, Esq", also has a bi-racial protagonist.
Cody,12, encounters adventure in the form of a rock city and black bears plus some prejudice when his estranged white grandfather invites him to spend the summer in the Allegheny Mountain town where his dead father grew up. The Los Angeles Public Library called it "the kind of book we're always looking for and seldom find."
As with "Cassandra Robbins, Esq." the New York Public Library named it to its "best books" for teens. Viglucci and her husband, Carmen, live near Rochester, NY. Both are journalists. Their three children and seven grandchildren live nearby and provide lots of grist for the mill.
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Book Description Square One Pub, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. This is a mass market paperback! The covers are smudged with shelf wear. The spine and back suffer from creasing. The outer edges are smudged, the fore edge bearing a stain towards the back that leeches into the margins a tiny bit but does not affect the text. The pages are otherwise clean. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!. Bookseller Inventory # 158275
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