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Grimes, Nikki
New York : Dial Books, 1998.
ISBN 0803722249
Jazmin is a young African American girl growing up in Harlem in the 1960's. Her father was killed a year ago and her mother is in the hospital drying out again. Jazmin has seen her share of foster homes and relatives. She is now living with her sister. She decides to keep a notebook to write down her thoughts because she's "tired of loosing people before I even have a chance to commit their names to memory." The notebook follows Jazmin through seven months of her teenage life filled with ups and downs. Jazmin not only talks of her life, she also shares her poetry. Throughout the book, we learn about her life, her hopes and her plans for the future.
SUBJECTS:     African Americans -- Fiction
                        Authorship -- Fiction
                        Poetry -- Fiction
                        Diaries -- Fiction
                        Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction


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