Book Club Kit: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Heidi Durrow - The girl who fell from the skyThe Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi W Durrow
First Published: 2010
10 Copies & Reading Guide

Rachel, whose mother is Danish and father is African-American, loses both her parents and is forced to move to a new city to live with her strict African-American grandmother, but when she is immersed into an African-American community, her physical appearance draws attention and Rachel struggles with her own uncertainties about her identity.

Reading Guide:
Reading Group Guides – Includes Author Info, Critical Praise, and Discussion Questions

The New York Times – “The Bluest Eye” by Louisa Thomas
The Christian Science Monitor – “Review” by Heller McAlpin
The Washington Post – “Review” by Lisa Page

On the Web:
Follow Heidi Durrow on Twitter: @heididurrow
All Things Considered – NPR – “Reimagining the ‘Tragic Mulatto’
The New Yorker – “The Exchange: Heidi Durrow’s Mixed Chicks” – Interview with The Book Bench

If you enjoyed The Girl who Fell from the Sky, you might like:
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
The Color of Water by James McBride


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