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After Tupac and D Foster

"The summer before D Foster's real mama came and took her away, Tupac wasn't dead yet. From this first line in her quiet, powerful novel, Woodson cycles backward through the events that lead to dual tragedies: a friend's departure and a hero's death. In a close-knit African American neighborhood in Queens, New York, the unnamed narrator lives across from her best friend, Neeka. Then D Foster wanders onto the block, and the three 11-year-old girls quickly become inseparable. Because readers know from the start where the plot is headed, the characters and the community form the focus here." (Booklist)

ISBN: 
9780142413999
Age: 
Middle School
Author: 
Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: 
Award winners
Contemporary Fiction
Mulitcultural
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