The story of biracial twin sisters—one black, one white—and
the summer that tests their strong bond, from the author of Coretta
Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award-winner Brendan
Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It.
When Minerva and Keira King were born, they made headlines: Keira is
black like Mama, but Minni is white like Daddy. Together the family
might look like part of a chessboard row, but they are first and
foremost the close-knit Kings. Then Grandmother Johnson calls, to
invite the twins down South to compete for the title of Miss Black
Pearl Preteen of America.
Minni dreads the
spotlight, but Keira assures her that together they’ll get through
their stay with Grandmother Johnson. But when their grandmother’s
bias against Keira reveals itself, Keira pulls away from her twin.
Minni has always believed that no matter how different she and Keira
are, they share a deep bond of the heart. Now she’ll find out
whether that’s really true.