Quill Tree

9780063047426

STARRED REVIEW

Red, White, and Whole

Packed with evocative details of tween life in the ’80s, Red, White, and Whole is a sensitive story with all the makings of a new middle grade classic.

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Review of ‘Red, White, and Whole’

Reha, an Indian American girl, narrates Rajani LaRocca’s Red, White, and Whole in first-person free verse as she navigates what she describes as “two lives. / One that is Indian, / one that is not.”

It’s 1983 and Reha, an only child, is in middle school. The differences between her two cultures—the American culture she…

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