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Souljah, Sister.
Washington Square Press, 2005.
ISBN 074327010X
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Gorgeous, intelligent, and ruthless, 17 year old Winter Santiaga lives a privileged life in the Brooklyn ghetto.  This is because her father is the head of a successful drug operation.   Winter only cares only about money, power and looks.   All three came easily to her until her mom gets shot in the face, and the FBI locks up her dad for good and confiscates everything the family owns.  Her sisters are then put in to foster homes.  With her whole world quickly unraveling and no family or money to count on, she must quickly figure out how to not only survive but to continue her luxurious lifestyle.  Without her fatherís protection, though, for the first time in her life Winter starts to experience the consequences of her materialistic choices.   (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, DPS, CO)
SUBJECTS:     Drug traffic -- Fiction.
                        Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
                        City and town life -- Fiction.
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