A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renee Watson. Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Except really, it's for black girls. From "bad" neighborhoods. But Jade doesn't need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference. Friendships, race, privilege, identity-this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.
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"Seventeen-year-old Jade is determined to succeed in this timely story written and narrated by RenŽe Watson. Jade is taking the first step--getting out of her poor neighborhood by going to a private school across town. Watson's evocative voice immerses listeners in Jade's daily accomplishments and challenges. Jade is depicted as earnest and caring, though sometimes doubtful as she navigates an ever-changing world that often seems unfair. Her loving mother, a hard-working single parent, is characterized by honesty and determination, while Maxine, Jade's mentor, brims with confidence and ambition. Watson introduces each chapter with Spanish vocabulary, reinforcing Jade's interest in the foreign language that she one day hopes to use abroad. Watson provides a heartfelt narration of this audiobook. V.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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