Graduating from eighth grade Yasmin starts summer on a positive note. Everything she's learned about self-esteem and true joy from the LIGHT club however will be put to the test as she faces new challenges with family, friends, and her first year in high school. Through it all Yasmin manages to hold on to hope and experience true joy.
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by Stephanie Perry Moore
by Karina Yan Glaser
by Edwidge Danticat
by Jill Lepore
by Hannah Pittard
by Aminatta Forna
by Kalyn Josephson
"Yasmin is a teen triplet with one brother dead and the other in jail. Her coming-of-age story is set in the city projects, where she gains renewed confidence after graduating from the eighth grade. However, her newfound self-esteem is tested over the summer because of ongoing family drama and pervasive gang activity. Robin Miles portrays Yasmin and her friends with bright, cheery, age-appropriate voices. Her skilled depiction of family characters--Uncle John, Mr. Mike, Big Momma, Jada, and Yancy--are age and gender appropriate, and often laugh-out-loud funny. Her comical portrayal of Big Momma's Alzheimer's antics is sadly genuine. Miles's narration of African-American culture and accents is well done, though may be difficult to understand for those not familiar with black urban culture. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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