Born Blue by Han Nolan

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Leshaya is a survivor. Rescued from the brink of death, this child of a heroin addict has seen it all: revolving foster homes, physical abuse, an unwanted pregnancy. Now, as her tumultuous childhood is coming to an end, she is determined to make a life for herself by doing the only thing that makes her feel whole . . . singing.
Han Nolan pulls no punches in this hard-hitting story of a girl at the bottom who dreams of nothing but the top.
 The ebook includes a sample chapter from PREGNANT PAUSE.
 

About Han Nolan

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HAN NOLAN is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge. She lives in New England.
 
Published May 1, 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 301 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Neglected by her addict mother, four-year-old Janie survives drowning to find herself in a foster home she calls “stink house.” Despite her blond hair and blue eyes, Janie decides to be black and names herself Leshaya after finding a brother in Harmon, a fellow foster child and comfort from her s...

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Harmon introduces Janie to his shoe box full of the "ladies" (45s of Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Roberta Flack), and Janie feels like she has come home: she loves listening to them and discovers how much she loves to sing.

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