Urban LoveBook - 2014?
Urban Love 1 & 2Urban Love is the story of Tamika and KK, two young African-American youths navigating the hazards and pitfalls of inner-city urban America while trying at the same time to fight against the cruel hands of destiny that seem intent on pulling their relationship apart. Although KK and Tamika grow up next door to each other in the same poverty-stricken, violence-ridden neighborhood, their experiences within their individual homes are dramatically different-Tamika's mother being deeply religious, loving, and sober, while KK's mother is an abusive, spiteful alcoholic mess. So, while both Tamika and KK face the same negative influences around them [poverty and its accompanying train of ill and emotional pain], only Tamika has the intestinal fortitude to overcome the temptations of a gang-plagued, fast-money lifestyle. Although this is an urban/street lit novel [intended to be gritty and realistic], it does contain beneath its surface a socially conscious look into the many substantive issues confronting inner-city youth of today. Although Urban Love is a book that ultimately exposes KK's many wrong choices, the book's real goal is to take a frank and honest look into the circumstances and dynamics surrounding those choices.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Sullivan Productions, [2014?]
Call Number: U LEVY PER
Characteristics: 299 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Leo Sullivan presents Urban love