(PDF/EPUB) [After Tupac and D Foster] ¼ Jacqueline Woodson


  • Hardcover
  • 151
  • After Tupac and D Foster
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • English
  • 01 January 2020
  • 9780399246548

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Jacqueline Woodson ✓ 1 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ¶ MUSICAITALIANA.CO ✓ Jacqueline Woodson FREE DOWNLOAD After Tupac and D Foster Es loss foster families and an amount of freedom that makes the girls envious Although all of them are crazy about Tupac Shakur’s rap music D is the one who truly understands the place where he’s coming from and through knowing D Tupac’s lyrics become personal for all of themThe girls are thirteen when D’s mom swoops in t. Some authors make writing reviews easy You pick up their book glance at the cover and the words pour out of you like a hard spring rain Jacueline Woodson is not one of those authors and this is not a bad thing Her books are deep little critters Their surface concerns hint at fuller depths Her Newbery Honor winning book Feathers was a novel that I made the mistake of reading putting down for a month or two and then picking up to review I couldn t do it It isn t that it wasn t a good book More that I couldn t figure out what to say about it when the time came Fortunately I don t have that problem with After Tupac D Foster A title that feels autobiographical than anything else After Tupac is a lovely take on friendship trouble and an awe inspiring performer whose legend only seems to growHe was killed on September 13 1996 but before Tupac died there was D Foster In a neighborhood in ueens our narrator and her best friend Neeka meet D a girl who is eleven years old like them and has seen a lot of homes in her day The three bond almost immediately and through the course of their acuaintance try to juggle the everyday realities of family their shared love of Tupac and the future as it comes to them D Foster just wants to stay in one home from here on in but when her real mom gets her act together and wants her back the closeness of the girls is sorely testedA lot has been said in professional reviews of this title about Woodson s choice to keep her heroine s name out of the book I wish the Acknowledgments or the bookflap could have said whether or not Woodson based any of this on her own feelings about Tupac when he was killed As far as I can tell she was probably not the age of the girls in this book when it happened But once in a while a celebrity death hits hard and close to home You certainly get that impression in this book and in such a way that the reader isn t left wondering why all these people should care about a guy they ve never even met And if that personal a touch has come into her book then it would make sense to keep the main character s name out of it How often on a given day do you say your own name to yourself How often do you even hear your own name always assuming that you re not a kid raising your hand in class By keeping everything in the first person we get this story through the eyes of someone who pays attention to the people around her than she does to herself As she herself says Mostly I was the uiet one in the group The Brain Mostly I watched and listened Pity the person who had to write the blurb for this book ehPeople always have their bugaboos about books and one of mine is that there isn t a uintessential child or teen book out there about The Black Panthers It just chaps my hide So whenever I see a mention of the Panthers in a book I get all excited Woodson rightly points out that Tupac s mom was a former Panther and Woodson is one of the few authors to even acknowledge the Panther programs like those offering free breakfast and prenatal care I ve also not seen that many fictional books for kids and teens that address Tupac and his life As one reviewer of the book pointed out Woodson acknowledges the man s own homophobia but for the most part he comes off looking pretty good here Certainly you wish there was an accompanying CD or something that would let you hear the songs the girls are listening toThe age range for this book is very very interesting to consider I mean our heroines are eleven and maybe twelve during the course of the story But the writing is definitely from an adult or at the very least teen perspective looking back at that time The girls also have to deal with issues that your average everyday tween book isn t considering Things like having your best friend s brother gay and in jail for a crime he never committed Then again nothing in this book is inappropriate for ten and eleven year olds either Woodson keeps the profanities low to non existent without sacrificing her language or dialogueAnd man does she have an ear for dialogue and prose It s hard to read this book without hearing the very voices of the characters that are saying them Who else can get away with a sentence like brother ain t know me from a can of paint I don t usually read a book and find myself yearning for the audio book version as well but After Tupac D Foster may have to be the exception If the audio book could get the rights to actual Tupac songs too you could end up with a bloody piece of fine art on your hands you could Woodson s prose is top notch too of course I loved the moment when you saw the three girls becoming friends with the help of some double dutch When Woodson ends her chapter with the sentence And the three of us had a rhythm going there s simply nothing to be said Woodson doesn t go in for long self indulgent paragraphs or heavily repeated thoughts or themes The editing on this puppy was top notch and there s not a wasted word in the textA great little Woodson book and one that I think would be perfectly acceptable in the children s section of any library Profanity if there is any is negligible and certainly not memorable and the violence is always in the past This is just a really good story about friends keeping them losing them and how you never really know what s going on in another person s brain An ode to the cusp of adolescence without fudging the inner details Woodson through and throughAges 10 17

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Jacqueline Woodson ✓ 1 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ¶ MUSICAITALIANA.CO ✓ Jacqueline Woodson FREE DOWNLOAD After Tupac and D Foster D Foster showed up a few months before Tupac got shot that first time and left us the summer before he died The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend’s lives the world opens up for them D comes from a world vastly different from their safe ueens neighborhood and through her the girls see another side of life that includ. One of my themes in reading this year has been to find uality books for my children Even at a library books featuring either magical princesses and fairies or sports stand out Kids fall into the trap of only reading books that mesh with their social upbringing My uest has lead me to both classic and contemporary books Over the summer I discovered Jacueline Woodson Woodson has been writing poetic prose for the last twenty years and has won multiple awards for her prose After Tupac and D Foster won the Newberry and features memorable characters growing up in a 1990s Brooklyn neighborhood Our narrator measures time from before and after D came to the neighborhood and when Tupac was shot Even though our narrator and her best friend Neeka live in wholesome environments they could relate to Tupac s music because various lines in his songs spoke to them individually He had been one of them once and all the teenagers in the neighborhood listened to his music either on the radio or through Walkmans The day he was shot time appeared to have stopped and the characters knew where they were when they found out about Pac Life went on for the narrator Neeka and D They went from precocious adolescents jumping double Dutch to gangly teenagers trying to test their parents limits This book is not without its take on society Woodson addresses treatment of gays in the black community as well the percentages of black males in prison Additionally the be like Mike culture has permeated black urban communities as Neeka s older brother used a basketball scholarship as a means to get out of poverty Even though this novel is geared toward middle grade readers Woodson includes many social issues that make the book appropriate for adult readers as well I enjoyed this novel as it showed girls in a warm friendly relationship devoid of conflict and competition Jacueline Woodson has been writing her poetic novels for twenty years and I am glad that I unearthed her writing this year This is the third of her books that I have read recently and each story is poetic than the last A poignant book that addresses many of the current social issues of its time I rate it a solid 4 stars Appropriate for middle grade readers and the entire family

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Jacqueline Woodson ✓ 1 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ¶ MUSICAITALIANA.CO ✓ Jacqueline Woodson FREE DOWNLOAD After Tupac and D Foster O reclaim D and as magically as she appeared she now disappears from their lives Tupac is gone too after another shooting; this time fatal As the narrator looks back she sees lives suspended in time and realizes that even all too brief connections can touch deeplyA Discussion Guide to After Tupac and D Foster by Jacueline Woodson. Em s Review The title for this novel is interesting as one might assume that the majority of the story takes place after the death of Tupac Shakur and after some encounter with D Foster In actuality the story is about the friendship between three young women during the time period that marks their transition from kids to young adults and the impact of Tupac Shakur in his last years of life Woodson explores how even the shortest of times spent with one another and the shortest of lives can leave a serious mark on an individual and how music can touch people s livesIn addition to the title giveaway we know that our title characters will not be with us forever from the opening line The summer before D Foster s real mama came and took her away Tupac wasn t dead yet Neeka and our unnamed narrator have been best friends for a long time When D Foster a young woman whose foster mother allows her an enviable amount of independence roams into their ueens neighborhood she becomes part of their inseparable crew The girls jump rope hang out on the stoop discuss the meaning of Tupac s lyrics and think about their Big Purpose They feel a connection to Tupac to his life to his songs and to his perspective on life As D says one time when I see him on TV I be thinking about the way his life was all crazy And my life is all crazy And we both all sad about it and stuff But we ain t trying to let the sad feelings get us down We ain t trying to give up The friendship formed between the three young women is beautiful and sweet There were moments throughout the story when I saw in the characters my young stoop buddies and students from my days livingworking in Poughkeepsie especially Neeka who I felt a special connection with in great part because of this familiarity with her sweet yet sharp way of communicating with others The audiobook reader Susan Spain offers a wonderful performance bringing uniue voices to the various characters and again really adding to the familiarity of the characters Neeka s voice is perfectI really appreciate the thoughtful responses of the young women to Tupac s music throughout this novel as well I love Hip Hop and while I don t exclusively listen to social issue Hip Hop I do appreciate artists like Tupac Shakur who sing about that just where the party at I feel bad for people who can t get past thug life tattoos curse words and an artist s reputation whether warranted or not They are really missing out Maybe if people listened in general not just to Hip Hop we would better be able to understand and connect with one another


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    (PDF/EPUB) [After Tupac and D Foster] ¼ Jacqueline Woodson Some authors make writing reviews easy You pick up their book glance at the cover and the words pour out of you like a hard spring rain Jacueline Woodson is not one of those authors and this is not a bad thing Her books are deep little critters Their surface concerns hint at fuller depths Her Newbery Honor winning book Feathers was a novel that I made the mistake of reading putting down for a month or two and then picking up to r

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