By Jacqueline Woodson
Melanin is the stuff that determines the pigment of your skin.
And in this novel, Melanin is a 13 year old boy with dark skin who lives with his Mother in Brooklyn, New York.
Then his Mother brings home a woman, her lover. A white woman.
Melanin hates her. And he's freaked out that his mother's a "dyke."
It's the start of the summer that changes him, and his life, forever.
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