What is a major conflict that Rachel deals with throughout The Girl Who Fell from the Sky? How is it resolved?

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In this eNotes Educator's opinion, the main conflict here can best be indicated by the phrase Rachel vs. race. 

Before the tragedy (and before she lost all of her immediate family), Rachel had no concept of the different problems that people face in a big, American city like Chicago or Portland.  Rachel was happily living on a military base out of the country; therefore, she had no idea that being "bi-racial" was any big deal to anyone in an American big city.  It isn't long, however, before she realizes that the children segregate themselves in to "white"...

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