In this spunky update of a classic, a young woman finds she's not a fair lady, she's a fine one- actually more than fine when it comes to her musical skills. This gift hasn't gone unnoticed by several key men in her life. Before Imani makes it, though, she still has to learn how to navigate issues of trust and identity and how to find the strength to be her own inspiration. "Joe's compelling tale about one woman's coming into her own and the dichotomy between educated African-Americans and those living in poverty may well become a popular classic in its own right."-Booklist
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by Yolanda Joe
by Karen E. Quinones Miller
by Eric Pete
by J. California Cooper
by Jacquelin Thomas
by Laura Castoro
by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
"Yolanda Joe puts a contemporary African-American spin on the classic PYGMALION tale when a young girl with her heart in rap music is transformed by a college professor and his theory into a classy jazz singer. Susan Spain is upbeat in her delivery, but several factors make this anything but a fine performance. First, the female lead is a very young woman, and Spain's characterization does not ring true. Second, there is so little distinction between some of the adult male characters that the listener cannot tell who is speaking in the dialogue between them. This is not one of Spain's best efforts. P.R. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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