This glance at survival in the projects as a family fights with the demons of incarceration, drug addiction and death is one of the most powerful coming-of-age stories Iâ€™ve read.
Abraham is born on the bathroom floor of his grandmotherâ€™s apartment to a 13 year old girl in the Ever Park project. As he grows older, he dreams of living like the Huxtables, with a father like Bill Cosby. But, his reality is a mother turned crack addict and an uncle sent to prison. His grandmother does everything she can to keep the family together, but when Abrahamâ€™s cousin Donnel also goes to prison heâ€™s ready to give up.
His girlfriend, Kaya, is determined to go to college and get out of the projects, but until Abraham is contacted by a recruiter from Brandeis he doesnâ€™t think that possibility is open to him. Hoping for a scholarship, heâ€™s encouraged and stays in school, successfully graduating. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central