After Tupac is shot the first time, the girls are awed by how he comes back stronger than ever. And seeing how Tupac keeps on keeping on helps when Neeka's brother is wrongly sent to jail and D's absent mom keeps disappointing. But by the time Tupac is shot again, the girls have turned 13 and everything's changed, except their belief in finding their Big Purpose.
Newbery Honor winner Jacqueline Woodson's compelling and inspiring story shows up how music touches our lives, how much life can be lived in a short time, and how all-too-brief connections can touch us to the core and remain a part of us forever.
©2008 Jacqueline Woodson; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Beautifully capturing the girls' passage from childhood to adolescence, this is a memorable, affecting novel about the sustaining power of love and friendship and each girl's developing faith in her own 'Big Purpose.'" (Booklist)
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