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Galapagos October 4, 2020 19:31

Hi , my adopted daughter is growing up fast and she has reached the tweenie teen age. She is of shared heritage Caribbean and English. Does any one know any good teenage role model / identity books on or and by the BME community?

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chestnuttree October 5, 2020 00:50

My daughters enjoyed the ones below. Most of them are about adopted BAME children:

  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Fighting Words by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley (and The War that Saved My LIfe and The War I finally Won - longtime (non BAME, but adoption) favourites of my daughters)
  • The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • A Sea of Stars by Kate Maryon (non BAME but adoption and another favourite)
  • The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
  • See no Color by Shannon Gibney

These were the ones I could think of off the top of my head. You might want to check the recommended age range and for potential triggers. is a great website for book recommendations.

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Galapagos October 6, 2020 16:52

Thankyou x i will look them up.

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Indie900 November 13, 2020 12:12

That's a great question but I cannot answer it. Perhaps you could look on a book website, Waterstones etc and trail through the teens section. They might even have categories like this.

This is a bit of a curveball, but as a BAME person myself, Tumblr was my favourite social media site because it was incredibly educational and accepting. I know children in this age will start wanting to go online and sign up to social media so, as an older Gen Z, I'd like to say that Tumblr was the best social media site out of the rest. I would also like to add that porn was blocked on Tumblr a few years ago which was a brilliant move by them.

Good luck!

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