After Tupac and D Foster (Hardcover)

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"D Foster showed up a few months before Tupac got shot that first time and left us the summer before he died."

The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend's lives, the world opens up for them. D comes from a world vastly different from their safe Queens neighborhood, and through her, the girls see another side of life that includes loss, foster families and an amount of freedom that makes the girls envious. Although all of them are crazy about Tupac Shakur's rap music, D is the one who truly understands the place where he's coming from, and through knowing D, Tupac's lyrics become more personal for all of them.

The girls are thirteen when D's mom swoops in to reclaim D and as magically as she appeared, she now disappears from their lives. Tupac is gone, too, after another shooting; this time fatal. As the narrator looks back, she sees lives suspended in time, and realizes that even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply.
A Discussion Guide to "After Tupac and D Foster" by Jacqueline Woodson

About the Author


Jacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her "New York Times "bestselling memoir "BROWN GIRL DREAMING," which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.Born on February 12th in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her books include "THE OTHER SIDE," "EACH KINDNESS," Caldecott Honor Book "COMING ON HOME SOON"; Newbery Honor winners "FEATHERS," "SHOW WAY," and "AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER," and "MIRACLE'S BOYS" which received the "LA Times" Book Prize and the Coretta Scott King Award and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature, the winner of the Jane Addams Children s Book Award, and was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399246548
ISBN-10: 0399246541
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Publication Date: January 10th, 2008
Pages: 153
Language: English