True Believer

In this wonderful follow up book to "Make Lemonade" LaVoughn is now coming of age. With the unwavering support of her mother, and despite many distractions, she makes a commitment to herself to rise up out of poverty by doing well in school and keeping her eye on the prize - college. "My hope is strong like an athlete. Every morning when we walk through the metal detectors to get into school ... it is an important day of dues-paying so I can go to college and be out of here." Yet her caring and respect for her her schoolmates and their lives doesn't waiver. Honor Book for Older Children, 2002.

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