I would like to recommend the “Lionboy series” by Zizou Corder. It’s a trilogy of kids/young adult fantasy-adventure books set in the future where the protagonist is a half-Ghanaian half-white boy (his name is Charlie Ashanti) who can talks to felines.
The first book is: Lionboy
Second: Lionboy: The Chase
Third: Lionboy: The Truth
They’re really good really fun books that I would really recommend. (In fact, as far as I can tell, they were jointly written by a white woman and her half-white, half-black daughter.)
Both sides of his heritage (Ghanian and white English) are recognised equally and perhaps, his Ghanian family is talked about more (though probably because some of one of the books is set in Africa, mainly Morocco).
Reading them the first time, I didn’t notice this bit so much, and some others, but I’m going quote some of them now, it’s so awesome:
Maccomo…turned back to Charlie.
"Where are you from?" he said.
"London," said Charlie.
"No," said Maccomo. "London people are white."
Charlie had heard this said before, and knew that only an ignorant person could say it. Maybe Maccomo just didn’t know about London.
"London people are all colours," said Charlie. "People have always come to London from everywhere, so now we are all colours."
"Where is your brown skin from?" said Maccomo.
"My brown skin is from London like the rest of me," said Charlie, trying not to get annoyed.
And also this bit:
Their hands were squabbling over the board [of Scrabble]: hers pale and strong [his mothers’], his big and black and silky-skinned [his fathers’]. Charlie was putting his hand out…as he had so often in life, to see his brownness next to them.
It’s such a great series. It also included a talking chameleon (who can speak computer), a cat named after Rachminoff and an evil corporation that can control governments. Also, the king of Bulgaria!
Here it is on Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/579563.Lionboy?from_search=true) and here it is on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionboy).
I would really recommend it, and especially as Christmas is coming up, maybe a present?