It all started with a Peaches and Cream Barbie.
When Brianna Wheeler was a child, she rejected her grandmother's birthday gift of a Black barbie, and in doing so, rejected her own biracial identity.
After her grandmother's death more than 30 years later, Brianna Wheeler inherited shares of a family trust, as well as her family matriarch's extensive genealogy research. While Brianna organized her grandmother's work, other inheritors fought amongst themselves to fortify their own inheritances. Brianna's hybrid illustrated memoir braids her grandmother's research into a timeline that travels between the battles that preceded the civil war, and her own family's battles with legacy, entitlement, and heritage.
Altogether Different is Brianna Wheeler's debut memoir, published by Korza Books, set for release on October 17th, 2023.
ISBN - 978-1-957024-05-9
How To Write A Book: A short film about the process of writing Altogether Different