Books On Our Radar: Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

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Books On Our Radar: Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

Color Me In by Natasha Diaz just arrived in my mailbox and I knew I had to share this one with all of you ASAP! I love this cover and this concept. Have you ever felt like you just weren’t enough to fit in? Well same for Nehaeh who is biracial and Jewish and struggles to figure just who she really is and what that means. With themes of friendship, romance, racism, and religious intolerance, this coming of age debut YA Contemporary is sure to be at the top of your TBR! Or you can just preorder for the August 20th release.

Books On Our Radar: Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

Color Me In

by Natasha Diaz
Published by: Delacorte Press
on August 20, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 384

Debut YA author Natasha Diaz pulls from her personal experience to inform this powerful coming-of-age novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.

Who is Nevaeh Levitz?

Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time.

Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but one of her cousins can't stand that Nevaeh, who inadvertently passes as white, is too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices they face on a daily basis as African Americans. In the midst of attempting to blend their families, Nevaeh's dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. Even with the push and pull of her two cultures, Nevaeh does what she's always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent.

It's only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom's past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has a voice. And she has choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she find power in herself and decide once and for all who and where she is meant to be?

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