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To and fro

Clifford-Motopi, Anton2024
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Sam tries to understand what it means to be black in this funny Australian story about identity, family and friendship. Most kids meet their parents when they're born. All they need to do to impress them is poop, sleep and make goo-goo ga-ga sounds. But I'm twelve. None of that is going to impress my father. Sam thinks he's a weird-looking white kid with an afro. He lives with his white mum (annoying but not smelly) and brown dog Trevor (smelly but not annoying). He's never met his father. He just knows that his father is black. But a surprise visit has Sam questioning who he really is. Is he a white kid with a black dad? Or a black kid with white skin? Or half-black and half-white? Not only does Sam want to know these answers, he has to know them to look the part in the school's community concert. But how can he make his outside match his inside if he doesn't know who he is? A delightfully funny story about family and identity, and what it means to be truly Sam.
Main title:
To and fro / Anton Clifford-Motopi.
Cammeraygal Country ; Crows Nest, NSW : Allen and Unwin, 2024.
297 pages ; 20 cm.
8-12 years old.
9781761180378 (paperback)
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