After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson


This tightly woven novel looks back on two years in a New York City neighborhood, where life changes for two 11-year-olds when a new girl joins their game of Double Dutch. Bonded by Tupac’s music, the three girls explore the lure of freedom and build a friendship that redefines their own identities.

As the narrator explains, “…time kept on creeping.”

“Then Tupac went and died and it got me thinking about D. About the short time she was with us and about how you could know somebody real good but not know them at the same time. And it made me want to remember.”

About the Author

Jacqueline Woodson was born to Jack and Mary Ann Woodson on February 12, 1964. Although she was born in Columbus, Ohio she grew up moving back and forth between South Carolina and Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives. She has written over 20 books and won two Newberry honors, a Coretta Scott King award and is a two time finalist for the National Book Award.

In addition to writing, she enjoys reading new authors and sewing.

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