Yasmin Peace is growing up fast. After the tragic suicide of her oldest brother; she takes on the responsibility of overseeing what's left of her family and through it all; she perseveres. As she sheds her tomboy exterior and finds her faith, Yasmin blossoms into the young lady God destined her to become. Join Yasmin Peace on her journey through this series that will encourage character growth and development.
This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:
by Stephanie Perry Moore
by Karina Yan Glaser
by Paule Marshall
by Stacey Patton
by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
by Marlon James
by Edwidge Danticat
by Jill Lepore
"Robin Miles delivers an entrancing narration of the first book in Moore's new series, featuring African-American teen Yasmin Peace. Miles portrays Yasmin's struggles with puberty and with recent losses in her close-knit family, especially the recent suicide of her brother. Differentiation of all the characters is one of Miles's strong points, and she also takes care that listeners empathize with Yasmin, who feels the necessity to forsake her tomboy ways and take care of her family. Convincingly depicting Yasmin's strong relationship with God, Miles makes clear what is at the heart of this young woman's ability to meet these coming-of-age challenges. Overall, Miles's narration sounds every bit as real and intentional as the author--and listeners--could wish. J.E. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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