Romance novels for feminists says See No Color rewrites passing narrative

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Blogger Jackie C. Horne says that See No Color, along with Beverly Jenkins’ novel Forbidden, offer a new telling of the “passing” trope.

Horne writes in her blog “Romance Novels for Feminists”: “See No Color, Shannon Gibney’s contemporary YA, considers a very different kind of passing: the passing a child of color is often forced to do after being adopted by a white family…Discovering that the people you love are asking you to collude in their own racism is a disturbing wake-up call. But it is one that many transracial adoptees face, Gibney’s novel asserts.”

Read the fascinating and provocative post here.

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