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I'm the author of the NYT best-selling novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, the winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change.

Biography

I'm the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. Chosen as the 2008 Winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change, the book is the story of a young girl's coming-of-age complicated by society's ideas of race, class and beauty. It was named one of the best novels of 2010 by the Washington Post.
I host a weekly podcast called The Mixed Experience about being racially and culturally mixed. And I am the founder of the free public annual Mixed Remixed Festival (www.mixedremixed.org) which celebrates stories of the Mixed experience.

Interests

reading, writing, traveling, coffee, weight-lifting, oh, mixed-ness and biracial identity, wii fit, bendy straws, libraries and the post office, Legos, anything Danish, Paris, and cheese and chocolate, and i also love the internet