The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Heidi Durrow discusses her debut novel, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.

It tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who moves in with her strict African American grandmother in a mostly black community, where she attracts attention. It’s a portrait of a young girl—and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. The novel won the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

Event: Heidi Durrow will be reading and signing books
Friday, May 14, 7:30pm
WORD Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn