Jazmin Shelby was “born with clenched fists”-which is okay, since she’s got a lot of fighting ahead of her. Her dad died a couple of years back, and now that her mom’s in the hospital, it’s just her and her big sister, CeCe. But that’s fine by Jazmin. She’s got her friends, her school, lots of big plans for the future-and a zest for life and laughter that’s impossible to resist.
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Nikki Grimes is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of dozens of children’s and young adult books as well as a poet and journalist. Among the many accolades she has received are the Golden Dolphin Award (2005),the NCTE Award for Excellence… More about Nikki Grimes
Published by Puffin Books Jan 01, 2000| 112 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780141307022