Imani All Mine

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Fiction - 218 pages
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"With authority and grace" (Essence), Imani All Mine tells the story of Tasha, a fourteen-year-old unwed mother of a baby girl. In her ghettoized world where poverty, racism, and danger are daily struggles, Tasha uses her savvy and humor to uncover the good hidden around her. The name she gives her daughter, Imani, is a sign of her determination and fundamental trust despite the odds against her: Imani means faith. Surrounding Tasha and Imani is a cast of memorable characters: Peanut, the boy Tasha likes, Eboni, her best friend, Miss Odetta, the neighborhood gossip, and Tasha's mother, Earlene, who's dating a new boyfriend.
Tasha's voice speaks directly to both the special pain of poverty and the universal, unconquerable spirit of youth. Authentic in every detail, this is an unforgettable story. As Seventeen declared, "Porter's candid narrative will have you hooked from the opening sentence."

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African-American Porter (All-Bright Court, 1991) has again created a protagonist with her own voice and an affirming take on life in Buffalo's inner city—where guns kill the innocent and where ... Read full review

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Grab your hankie for this story of a 15-year-old teen mom whose baby is everything she has. "Imani all mine." Imani was conceived during a violent rape, but her mother, Tasha, can see nothing of the ... Read full review

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Connie Porter is the author of ALL BRIGHT COURT, IMANI ALL MINE, and the Addy books in the Pleasant Company's American Girls series, which has sold more than 3 million copies. Porter was a fellow at Bread Loaf and was named a regional winner in Granta's Best Young American Novelist contest. She currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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