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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0399246541
ISBN-13: 9780399246548
Sku: 205098381
Publish Date: 1/10/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  153
Age Range:  14 to UP
 
Listening to rap music and thinking they understand challenging times on the streets, Neeka and her best friends in their safe community in Queens come to realize differently after befriending D, a young girl with a hard past and numerous foster families, who begins to open up about her real life experiences and struggles. *Author: Woodson, Jacqueline *Publication Date: 2008/01/10 *Number of Pages: 153 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50
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Listening to rap music and thinking they understand challenging times on the streets, Neeka and her best friends in their safe community in Queens come to realize differently after befriending D, a young girl with a hard past and numerous foster families, who begins to open up about her real life experiences and struggles.
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Book-ended by rapper Tupac Shakur's two shootings--one that he survived, the second fatal--the coming-of-age experiences of an unnamed narrator, her best friend Neeka, and a foster girl named D are detailed in master storyteller Jacqueline Woodson's stirring young adult novel set in suburban Queens. The girls' fascination with D's complex life, and their own coping skills, are overshadowed by the life and times of Tupac. A 2009 Newbery Honor Book.
Author Bio
Jacqueline Woodson
Though she started her working life at the tender age of two as an Ebony magazine model for Alaga syrup, Jacqueline Woodson's first love was always writing. Growing up in North Carolina and Brooklyn, Woodson worked as a drama therapist for teens in need, before taking up writing full-time. She's the author of over 20 books for children of all ages, from picture books to young adult titles, including SHOW WAY and FEATHERS.

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"Woodson delicately unfolds issues about race and less obvious forms of oppression as the narrator becomes aware of them; occasionally, the plot feel manipulated toward that purpose. Even so, the subtlety and depth with which the author conveys the girls' relationships lend this novel exceptional vividness and staying power." 12/10/2007

"The narrative mostly skips hip-hop's beats and rhymes for the lyrics and loudness of brusque girlhoods...." 5/11/2008

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0153
Product attributePublisher:   Putnam Publishing Group
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