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Passin': a novel

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Shanika Ann Jenkins is the pride of her African-American family; smart, beautiful, and born with blue eyes and blonde hair. Though her grandmother and father are happy because she represents years of passing down light skin and marrying well, Shanika's mother insists on her name reflecting her African-American heritage so that she will always be proud of who she is. When Shanika gets the opportunity to work for a PR firm in New York, she finds that everyone assumes she is white; she also notices that being white has it advantages, from getting respect at work to getting picked up by a cab when other African-Americans are passed by. When she starts dating a successful white colleague, she continues with the lie, despite the guilt she feels at disappointing her mother and her heritage. When she falls for a handsome African-American business man, she must finally face who she is and what she's done, even if it means losing everything and everyone she loves.
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Full title passin
Author miller karen e quinones
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Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction, Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
title_display Passin' : a novel
title_full Passin', Passin' : a novel / Karen E. Quinones Miller
title_short Passin' :
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topic_facet African American women, Fiction, Literature, Passing (Identity), Urban Fiction