So Coe Booth's first novel, Tyrell, was an award-winning success.
And even though it was an award winner, it wasn't a snoozer, as some award winners can be. It follows the life of 15-year-old Tyrell, who's coming of age in the midst of poverty, tough choices, and temptations. Fabulous read and highly recommended for readers of all ages. Here's one review for you.
So I'm looking forward to Coe Booth's upcoming novel, Kendra, coming in October 2008. Here is one review for you. Kendra is fourteen, the same age her mother was when she was born, and coming of age in her grandmother's home. Of course there's more to it, but I haven't read it yet.
Anyway, as we head back to school season, both might be good books to add to the backpack... or on those holiday shopping lists. That season is on the way, too.