Temple Micah Book Club

Bennett, Brit, The Vanishing Half, 350 pages. Pub: 2020 (Lorna Melendy)
DC: book LP – 4 of 10 available; book – 10 of 30 available; ebk – 0 available; audiobk – 3 of 4 available;
MC: bk – 2 of 12 available; Lucky Day – 1 of 5 available; CD – 5 of 5  many electronic copies available;

The Vanishing Half follows the lives of identical, light-skinned Black girls, one of whom decides to pass as White. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.  It has many layers and might generate  some interesting discussions.

For more information, contact the Book Club leader.

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