With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood,
Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, a 10 year old girl who
dreams of having straight hair, happy parents, and an ice-cream colored
house on the west side of town. Mischievous and attention-seeking, Tanis
struggles with playground romance and schoolyard cliques in the midst
of her family's bitter betrayals, which threaten to unravel them as a
city explodes. Woven into this simple coming of age story is a powerful
statement of the trauma, humor, confusion, and beauty of growing up
Black in early-nineties LA.
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