94th & Racine: The Roots of Me

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iUniverse, Mar 30, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
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She was called “Bitch” so many times she thought it was her name. 94th & Racine tells the true story of a young girl growing up on the south side of Chicago and struggling with the family dynamics of substance abuse, emotional abuse and drama. Nya gives recollection of her life from ages 6-18 years of age, highlighting her difficulties with love and developing a healthy relationship with her mother. With poor coping skills, she learns the hard way about boys and teen parenting. Nya finds her strength in her education and her friends which leads her to a path of success.

How does one become resilient, tenacious, impulsive yet warm? 94th & Racine gives insight to the “angry Black girl” phenomenon. Readers will be inspired and encouraged as they learn how one doesn’t always fall victim to the stereotypes of those living in the inner city. It will motivate others to find peace despite their circumstances. It’s a good read for those who struggle to be diamonds in a pool full of glass.

 

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Contents

Lost Love
14
Self Identity
24
Turning Point
34
Boys Boys Boys
43
Missing Innocence
51
Going Away
59
Changes
65
Strong Enough
73
Baby Momma
85
Break Away
93
Emancipation
99
Moving On
105
Acknowledgements
115
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