Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poetic Prose: After Tupac & D Foster

After Tupac & D Foster, a slim kidlit book by Jacqueline Woodson, seems more like a poem than a novel. It's the story of three best friends, two of whom have known each other always, and one who shows up one day while wandering the city. D Foster, the new girl, lives a very different life, one with dark corners and gaps that the other two can only eye sideways. Yet all three know that know one is safe, that black children are at greater risk, and that friendship is forever.

Of course, it might have been even better if I knew anything about Tupac. I think he was a musician. A-

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