Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200pp • Suggestions for Further Reading • Written in Verse • About the Author Section • Hi/Lo Content
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Aaliyah is a star basketball player thanks to her dad, Boogie-G. Then she sees her father killed on the park basketball courts and completely shuts down. Now she’s set on revenge. Aaliyah makes a deal with Land-Lord, a gang boss who promises to find her father’s killer and arrange for his death in exchange for an unknown favor. Aaliyah soon realizes that getting even with her father’s killer might compromise everything she’s worked for in her life and on the court. She’ll do anything to honor her father’s legacy, but at what cost?
About the Author: Annette Daniels Taylor is the author of Shoot the Storm and the award-winning YA verse novel Dreams on Fire. She uses multiple media disciplines, including poetry, performance, filmmaking, playwriting, and vocals, to tell her stories. A veteran teaching artist, Annette leads writing, performance, and media workshops in various learning institutions and community organizations. Annette is an adjunct professor at SUNY Buffalo State College teaching broadcast media writing. Born and raised in Staten Island, Annette works and lives with her family, cats, and plants in Buffalo, New York.