After Tupac & D Foster Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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After Tupac is shot the first time, the girls are awed by how he comes back stronger than ever. And seeing how Tupac keeps on keeping on helps when Neeka's brother is wrongly sent to jail and D's absent mom keeps disappointing. But by the time Tupac is shot again, the girls have turned 13 and everything's changed, except their belief in finding their Big Purpose.
Newbery Honor winner Jacqueline Woodson's compelling and inspiring story shows up how music touches our lives, how much life can be lived in a short time, and how all-too-brief connections can touch us to the core and remain a part of us forever.
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|Listening Length||3 hours and 11 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||July 20 2009|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #205,896 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,131 in Children's Books on Orphans & Foster Homes
#2,460 in Children's Books on Music
#6,398 in Exploring North America for Children
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AFTER TUPAC & D FOSTER is a tension-filled story of how two twelve-year-old girls meet an outsider and become friends with her. "D" is a foster child, and has adopted "Foster" as her last name. Abandoned by her mother, D Foster is searching for something that is missing in her life...perhaps a sense of belonging and permanence. The other two girls begin to explore the city with her, all of them searching for their "Big Purpose" in life. All the girls have their own set of family issues, and their own approach to solving these problems.
All three girls are great fans of the rapper, Tupac Shakur, and are dismayed when he is shot. They examine the meaning of his rap lyrics as they apply to their lives as African-Americans living in Queens, New York, and find that they have much in common with his ideas.
When D's birth mother shows up to reclaim her daughter and take her out of the lives of the other two girls, you can't help but hope that her life will be better this time -- while fearing that it will be a rerun of her past history.
Racism, homosexuality, and incarceration are touched upon in this slice-of-life story. Every teen can find something to relate to in this emotional story of how teens cope with life. There isn't a great deal of suspense, but Ms. Woodson's writing style is absorbing, and makes you wish the story was longer. It does give you cause to reflect on how your own friends and acquaintances have changed your life.
Reviewed by: Grandma Bev
Top reviews from other countries
This book is about 3 African American girls who become very close. It tells of how they meet, who they look up to, and basically their everyday lives. I'll not go into more detail because you can find reviews and summaries elsewhere. I will state that it is a Newberry Honor book and deserves this award.