Sunday, April 5, 2015

Book #123: Girls from da hood 2

I asked my students to assign me a great book that I wouldn't find on my own, and this book definitely fills that requirement.

Girls from da hood 2 (Nikki Turner/ Kashamba Williams / Joy) is a series of short stories about girls in horrible conditions who find other girls and stand up together. The first short story opens with a letter (filled with f****) to a teenager from her mom, angry at her for sleeping with her stepfather and telling her she is on her own for the rest of her life.


 These stories of rape, desire, betrayal and frustration aren't something I would have found -- or looked for --- on my own. And that's all I have to say about this book!