Into White

Into White

3.16 (1,076 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A contemporary young adult novel about a black teenager who prays to be white, and is shocked to find that her wish comes true

LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn't know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be "anything but black."

Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?

Into White, Randi Pink's audacious fiction debut, dares to explore a subject that will spark conversations about race, class, and gender.

Praise for Into White:

"Pink isn't afraid of being provocative (Jesus makes regular appearances), and the book dives into thorny issues of identity, self-image, and the internal effects of racism in a strikingly frank way." --Publishers Weekly

"Pink is careful to never allow the story itself to fall into agenda-pushing. Instead, she allows Toya to explore the gray areas teens negotiate as their identities shift and as their belief systems are challenged. This debut ought to inspire readers to have conversations among themselves about family, empathy, community, and respect for others."--Booklist, starred review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137 x 211 x 20mm | 227g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250158974
  • 9781250158970
  • 3,143,530

Review quote

Pink is careful to never allow the story itself to fall into agenda-pushing. Instead, she allows Toya to explore the gray areas teens negotiate as their identities shift and as their belief systems are challenged. This debut ought to inspire readers to have conversations among themselves about family, empathy, community, and respect for others.--Booklist, starred review

Pink isn't afraid of being provocative (Jesus makes regular appearances), and the book dives into thorny issues of identity, self-image, and the internal effects of racism in a strikingly frank way. --Publishers Weekly
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About Randi Pink

Randi Pink grew up in the South and attended a mostly white high school. She lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, where she works for a branch of National Public Radio. Into White is her fiction debut.
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Rating details

1,076 ratings
3.16 out of 5 stars
5 19% (203)
4 21% (230)
3 29% (313)
2 19% (201)
1 12% (129)
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