CHARLOTTE – Christine Kindberg, a 2018 alum of Queens University of Charlotte, will sign copies of her recently published novel “The Means That Make Us Strangers” at Park Road Books on Nov. 23.
The young adult historical fiction novel follows a white American girl who grows up in Ethiopia as the daughter of an anthropologist and then moves to Greenville, S.C. the first year there are African American students at the white high school.
Kindberg says the novel is based on questions from her life. She was born and raised in Latin America and then moved to the U.S. as a teenager.
“‘The Means That Make Us Strangers’ is about belonging, identity and race as part of that,” she explained.
Kindberg attended Covenant Day School in Matthews for her senior year of high school. Though she now works in the Chicago suburbs, her parents still live in Waxhaw, drawing her back to the Charlotte area regularly.
Kindberg will sign books at Park Road Books from 2 to 4 p.m.