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Publisher's Summary

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renee Watson.
Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Except really, it's for black girls. From "bad" neighborhoods.
But Jade doesn't need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.
Friendships, race, privilege, identity - this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.
©2017 Renee Watson (P)2018 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on 07-05-18

All middle school girls should read this book

As great as book The Skin I’m In By Sharon Draper . A feel good book that will encourage all African American girls to continue to strive for excellence.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rashelle on 06-07-18

Should be Required Reading

Couldn't put down this engaging work by Renee Watson about being black, being a teenager, being a girl. The author does a fine job narrating her own work. As a "gramma" aged listener living in the Portland, Oregon area, I found this work both thought provoking and entertaining.

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