Twice as Perfect

Onomé, L.
Seventeen-year-old Nigerian-Canadian Adanna is surrounded by pressure: from her parents to succeed in their chosen career for her; not being ostracized by her family if she rebels as did her brother six years earlier; being in her cousin’s celebrity wedding; and fitting into her Canadian school life and the debating team. A chance encounter with her brother makes Adanna realize that her happiness is as important as her parents’ expectations. This engaging novel can be used for a read-aloud, literature circle, or independent novel and focuses on personal and cultural identity, the differing mindsets of immigrant parents and their children, and challenges children of immigrants can face.
Collections:
Novel
Subject:
English Language Arts
Grades:
  • 10-12