The Hamden Public Library invites readers from grades 4-6 to get acquainted with the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. Here you will find brief descriptions of each book and links to more information about the authors. Best of all you can leave your comments about each book you read and join our 'straw pole' for your favorite.
Friday, May 1, 2015
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blondes. 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. Now that Violet's eleven, she decides it's time to learn about her African American heritage. Despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad's side of the family, she feels her confidence grow as the pieces of her life start coming together.