17 Oct / Half and Half by Lensey Namioka [in AsianWeek]
In order to sign up for the dancing class at the local recreation center – so it can get government funding – Fiona Cheng has to indicate her race. Being Scottish from her mother’s side and Chinese from her father’s side, Fiona can’t comfortably check either “white” or “Asian.” But she doesn’t want to feel like an outsider and check “other.” So who is the true Fiona? The lovely Chinese maiden who graces the cover of her father’s latest book or the Scottish Highland dancer who saves her grandparents’ troupe’s performance? It’s up to Fiona to come to terms with who she really is – for herself.
Readers: Middle Grade