This book is a I must for every Black Young Sister...especially if they do not have their Father in the their life full time and is giving her these kind of advise, guidance and nurturing. In fact, it should be a course in public school!
I heard John interviewed right after this book came out. The book was written for his son who was about 12 at the time. I had great pleasure sending it to my 12 year old niece, an avid basketball player. The girl in the story is portrayed as smart and clever - a great role model for my niece. I bought the audio book, and even as a 37 year old, am enjoying the behind-the-scenes aspects of the story.