Tabby’s just doing her best to be a normal seventh-grader. With the usual ups and downs of friends, school, and boys, she's a typical girl. But, in 1980 Portland, OR, being biracial isn’t quite the norm. Just wanting to fit in becomes increasingly challenging as other kids push her to “choose a side” and declare one racial identity. But she isn’t just one thing – she knows she has many sides. Can turning the kaleidoscope set her vision of who she is for once and for all?
This middle-grade historical fiction novel is a fun read, reminiscent of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.", according to one reader. Kids aged 9-12 will enjoy following Tabby and her eclectic group of friends as they navigate growing pains, as well as issues that are bigger than they are.