Blended by Sharon M. Draper
From the author of Out of My Mind comes an incredible story of a girl living in two worlds. Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced and hardly get along. She lives with her mum one week and her dad the next. Isabella is biracial (her mum is white and her dad is black) and as she switches houses, her life is more than switching backpacks, it’s a tug-of-war of identities.
Throughout everything, Isabella has her music. Playing the piano carries her through some pretty tough times. But when her mum and dad get engaged to new partners at the same time, family tensions reach boiling point. Just when it seems like nothing can bring Isabella’s family together again, the unimaginable happens.
Fans of Front Desk by Kelly Yang and The Secrets We Keep by Nova Weetman will love this thoughtful coming-of-age story about divorce and racial identity for readers aged 9+.