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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kalisha Buckhanon Narrator: Bahni Turpi Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the same vein as Kalisha Buckhanon's critically acclaimed debut novel Upstate, here she again shares an emotionally beautiful story about today's youth that magnifies the unforgettable power of hope and the human spirit.

Buckhanon takes us to Chicago, circa 1992, and into the life of 15-year-old Shivana Montgomery, who believes all black women wind up the same: single and raising children alone, like her mother. Until the sudden visit of her beautiful and free-spirited Aunt Jewel, Shivana spends her days desperately struggling to understand life and the growing pains of her environment. When she accidentally becomes pregnant by an older man and must decide what to do, she begins a journey towards adulthood with only a mysterious voice inside to guide her.

When she falls in love with Rasul, a teenager with problems of his own, they together fight to rise above their circumstances and move toward a more positive future.

Through the voice of the unborn child and a narrative sweeping from slavery onward, Buckhanon narrates Shivana's connection to a past history of black women who found themselves at the mercy of tragic circumstances. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elisa Garza | 10/9/2013

    " It's got great pictures (even a picture of a woman giving birth to a breech baby)! Jordan studied this book intently during my pregnancy with Leah - must have been why she wasn't grossed out at watching her being born. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky Mutter | 8/28/2013

    " This one is pretty good. Lots of info and pictures. "

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    " This book has been an essential guide to me throughout my pregnancy. I refer to the same chapter even quite frequently. I only wish there was a larger section of the book dedicated to fitness during pregnancy. "

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    " If this book is correct....shyte half of the population would not be here! "

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