From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Jacqueline Woodson
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Scholastic Inc.
ISBN:
978-0142416419
Year:
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Melanin Sun's mother, an African-American woman, tells him that she is in love with a white woman. Melanin feels confused and upset as he tries to understand issues about sexuality, racial identity and love.

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