20 years after Tupac

Rap was big when I was in high school.  I remember one of my classmates writing a moving tribute for the school paper when Tupac Shakur died.  But what really surprised me, a year later, was seeing a portrait of him prominently displayed by a street artist in Paris, France.  Those memories of what he meant to people and his worldwide reach came back to me when I first saw After Tupac and D Foster, which begins, “The summer before D Foster’s real mama came and took her away, Tupac wasn’t dead yet.”
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After Tupac and D Foster: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson
In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur’s music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.  This title is also available as a downloadable ebook and in a kit with a Playaway audiobook.

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