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Conception

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Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description
In the same vein as her critically acclaimed debut novel, Upstate, Kalisha Buckhanon again shares an emotionally beautiful story about today's youth that magnifies the unforgettable power of hope and the human spirit. Buckhanon takes us to Chicago, 1992, and into the life of fifteen-year-old Shivana Montgomery, who believes all Black women wind up the same: single and raising children alone, like her mother. Until the sudden visit of her beautiful and free-spirited Aunt Jewel, Shivana spends her days desperately struggling to understand life and confront the challenges she faces growing up in a tough environment. When she accidentally becomes pregnant by an older man and must decide what to do, she begins a journey toward adulthood with only a mysterious voice inside to guide her. Then, when she falls in love with Rasul, a teenager with problems of his own, together they fight to rise above their circumstances and move toward a more positive future. Through a narrative that sweeps from slavery onward, Buckhanon unveils Shivana's connection to a past filled with tragedy, courage, and wisdom. From the Compact Disc edition.
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ISBN:
9780312332709
9781415948460
031233270
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6, 14 Points
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Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction, Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction
title_display Conception
title_full Conception, Conception / Kalisha Buckhanon
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title_sub
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