Emako Blue by Brenda Woods

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Emako Blue was supposed to be a star. She was beautiful and good-hearted. She was Monterey's best friend. She was the only girl Jamal cared about, the one who saw through his player act. She was the one who understood the burden of Eddie's family. She was the best singer anyone had ever heard, with a voice like vanilla incense, smoky and sweet. She was Savannah's rival, the one who wouldn't play by the rules. She was destined for greatness, already plucked from South Central Los Angeles by the record producers. She was only fifteen when she died.


About Brenda Woods

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Brenda Woods (www.brendawoods.net) is the author of Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
Published December 29, 2005 by Speak. 140 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This short, accessible story packs a huge emotional punch with its depiction of innocence lost to random gang violence.

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The addition of financial problems, gang issues (Emako's older brother was involved in a gang and was recently released from jail), and budding romantic relationships are issues that many readers will have to face in their own lives.But EMAKO BLUE is more than realistic;

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