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After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
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Dec 21, 2009

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This would be a must read for any teen girl who enjoys stories about young girls' struggles and also just happens to like Tupac. The main character, a young black girl, tells the story of her and her best friend Neeka and how their lives are changed by D Foster, a girl who winds up on their Queens block one day talking about her "Big Purpose" and knowing every word to a Tupac jam. The story is broken up into the year or so from when Tupac is facing jail time and then is shot again and killed. The main character comes from a single parent home where her mother works hard to keep her in clothes and food and Neeka's large family is dealing with the wrongful imprisonment of her gay brother Tash. All the girls identify with Tupac, feeling that he knows their pain and their strugggles, but yet, it is D Foster who mirrors him the most--she's a foster kid who is abandoned by her mom, but yet, she wants more out of life and sees more. Ultimately the story revolves around family, frienship, and the fact that one person can change your persepctive indefinitely.

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