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Extended Audio Sample After Tupac & D Foster (Unabridged), by Jacqueline Woodson
3.00140350877193 out of 53.00140350877193 out of 53.00140350877193 out of 53.00140350877193 out of 53.00140350877193 out of 5 3.00 (1,425 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Narrator: Susan Spain Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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When D Foster walks into Neeka and her best friend's lives, their world opens up. D doesn't have a real mom constantly telling her what to do, and the girls envy her independence. But D wants nothing more than to feel connected, and the three girls form a tight bond - and a passion for the music of Tupac Shakur. D's the one who understands Tupac's songs best, and through her, his lyrics become more personal for all of them.

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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari | 2/19/2014

    " I read this because it was a Newbery Honor book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katelynn Ward-koenen | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed how this book was written in the narrator/main characters real voice. i think the use of this type of voice and jargon makes the book so much more beleivable and relateable. for some of my fellow classmates i know they thought it was hard to read becuase it was written in this way, but i actually really liked it because i could envision and hear the narrator speaking, which would have been much harder if the book had been written in someone elses pattern of speech. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/13/2014

    " I really liked the flow of this one. Woodson does such a good job of putting her reader right into the scenes of her characters. I really felt like I was sitting on the steps with the three girls. Worth reading a recommending to 4th grade through middle school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/8/2014

    " This book is really more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up today. I did like this book, and I thought it spoke fairly well about growing up and changing. However, I don't think it is a book that will stay with me over long. It doesn't have that resonance that many of the other Newbery, and YA books I've read, which is sad. It very well might be the mood I have been in while reading it, but it doesn't really speak to me. I still liked it though, and I can see why this received an Honor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey Nauert | 1/19/2014

    " The narrorator and her two best friends (D and Neeka) struggle with their rough home lives; everything to parent abandonment to homosexuality. The girls love Tupac, especially D. Getting to know D, the other two girls relate to his music better. Then Tupac is killed, and the girls stuggle to live life, deal with their problems, and find a place in the world. This book would be great for middle school children, especially those who fans of Tupac. The story is meaningful and is very relatable to some kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/16/2014

    " Beautifully written, poetic, full of feeling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerri | 1/13/2014

    " I really shouldn't rate it because I didn't finish it. I tried, but it just didn't work for me. Maybe I couldn't relate, but it just seemed as if the same thing kept happening in every chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshlyn | 1/6/2014

    " this was a great book about friendship and the things that bring strangers together and the kind of friendship that most people search all their lives for "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Imani ♥ ☮ | 12/24/2013

    " One of the best Woodson books I've ever read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R | 10/27/2013

    " The prologue threw me off a bit, because it was so much like a summary, and I wasn't sure who I was supposed to be focussing on. I loved the voices, though, and that may have been because of the audiobook narrator, but she did a great job with the dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 9/4/2013

    " This was a cute friendship story more than anything about Tupac, except that the two friends were going through difficult times in their lives when Tupac was killed, and his death brought up feelings of family and friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 4/15/2013

    " 2009 Newbery Medal Honor book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/14/2013

    " Ms. Woodson is amazing. I loved every character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 udy, | 2/23/2013

    " this is a nice book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 6/29/2012

    " Very disappointing book. Tupac and the characters in this book didn't seem to match. The issues the author touched on were so many I felt none were give the time or the justice they deserved. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 5/19/2012

    " Mediocre teen lit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne | 5/10/2012

    " This was a newbery honor book. It just alright. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 London Summerville | 4/15/2012

    " I love Woodson although her books are "quiet" and wouldn't appeal to the Washburne masses. She deals with weighty issues and writes beautifully. Yet I don't remember the plot so well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 3/20/2012

    " The voice in this urban literature rings true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kermit | 1/10/2012

    " Newbery Honor Book 2009. I am so old that I had to have one of my children explain Tupac to me. I enjoyed it because I gained a "flavor" of a Queens neighborhood in the mid 1990s. I enjoyed Jacqueline Woodson's book, Feather, more, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerome Thomas | 11/9/2011

    " This book was a great book it had so much details and it wasn't even a picture book but i could see exactly what the author was talking about. I pictured almost everything with all of the things she said to describe the people in the book so it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L | 5/5/2011

    " Jacqueline Woodson writes books filled with emotion. I didn't know who Tupac was until I read this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Manny | 4/13/2011

    " This book is about three girls growing up in a ghetto neighborhood. All they have is each other and music. There favorite artist is Tupac. The reason Tupac is there favorite artist is because they can relate to his songs.
    This book was boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Egibson | 4/4/2011

    " A bit slow, but good story.
    Offers strong characters that may give middle school students someone to relate to.
    Themes of foster families, urban life, musical influences and more are high interest for MS students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 3/17/2011

    " This was an interesting slice of life in the inner-city. I enjoyed immersing myself in another culture and learning a different perspective on life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kina | 3/15/2011

    " I loved it. I actually read an excerpt from her book "Feathers" in African American Fiction and the excerpt was so good, I hunted in the children's section for books by her. I found this one and loved it. My favorite thing about this book was that it was very relatable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/2/2011

    " music and the binding of it between friends is strong and I remember that too.
    D and her family and friends of growing up and struggling through the turmoil of life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nici | 2/19/2011

    " I read this book in 2 days.... It was a fast read but the plot was ok. I liked how Tupac was a character even though they never actually met him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanna | 1/26/2011

    " It was amazing how much Woodson includes in such a short Novel. However, I do not know how appropriate this book is for Upper Elementary Students. I would wait for middle school to introduce this book. "

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