“The Vanishing Half is a historical novel by Brit Bennet about “white-passing,” a phenomenon unique to the US, in which “black” people who are light enough in skin color pretend to be white in order to gain privileges and opportunities reserved for white people. The story is told through the point of view of two black sisters, one who marries a black man and the other who passes as white.
The Vanishing Half won the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction and was included in The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2020. It also has ratings of 4.28 on Goodreads and 4.4 on Amazon.”
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