Reviews and Blog Posts: Urban Lit

The first part last

by Angela Johnson

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Sixteen-year-old Bobby used to spend his days shooting hoops and eating pizza, but now his life revolves around his newborn daughter, Feather. Bobby loves his daughter more than anything else, but this story does not romanticize the sleepless nights and stress of teenage parenthood. Told in alternating chapters that travel...

Retaliation : a novel

by Yasmin Shiraz

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Tashera was a good kid who kept her head down in the neighborhood, staying out of trouble. When she starts dating Ahmed, a jealous ex-girlfriend and her friends jump Tashera and send her to the hospital. Tashera's brother, who used to be big in a gang until a bullet put...

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