Tachelle Shamash Wilkes Amanda's Ray

ISBN 13: 9781592321810

Amanda's Ray

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9781592321810: Amanda's Ray

After seeing her in concert, Amanda Ray (16) loves all things Kendra Star! Like Kendra, Amanda is determined to get a record deal. However, an altercation with a neighbor over her notebook lands her in the Albany Detention Center. Still feeling a connection to Kendra Star and taking the advice of her counselor, Amanda takes a break from writing rhymes to write Kendra. Weeks pass and not only doesn t Amanda receive mail from Kendra Star, she doesn t receive a single letter from anyone; disappointment sets in. Amanda s behavior, like her high hopes of getting a letter from Kendra, starts spiraling downwards fast! Amanda spends more time in trouble than writing in her notebook. Eventually, Kendra writes back. In the letters Amanda finds out that she and Kendra are two of a kind. However, more importantly, Kendra Star encourages Amanda to look within herself for strength and energy.

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About the Author:

Tachelle Shamash Wilkes hails from Brownsville, Brooklyn. She is founder of Femmixx.com, a movement dedicated to empowering women in the music industry. She is a high school teacher who rallies around hip hop and healing infused education. Through Femmixx.com she co-founded one of the first all female turntablist competitions, She s My Dj and later produced and directed the documentary Lady Beat Makers: Vol 1, which won her an Impact of Women in Hip Hop Award from the Hip Hop Culture Center located in Harlem.

Review:

Do you want to be a star? Sixteen-year-old Amanda Ray does. She wanted to be just like Kendra Star whose rhymes were so sharp, fast, and fierce, that if you stood too close, you d cut get. Amanda dissected and resected all of Stars rhymes and could slice up her own rhymes better than any girl or guy in Brooklyn. Spitting was not a game to Amanda: it was the key to the way out of her dead-end life. But after a dispute that ended in a gunshot, Star is locked up for eight years and so is Amanda s hope. Then Amanda had a misunderstanding of her own and is sent to Juvi for eight months. While there, her teacher encourages her to contact Kendra Star. In the end, Kendra did give Amanda the hope she was looking for. This wasn t a book but a rap ballad. Each syllable had a beat that made you want to dance through every page. Amanda s voice was infectious and true. And just like a good song, when the book is over you want to hear it again and tell a friend about it. --Leah Rose, Bookblips.com

All youth today should be exposed to such a inspiring story because it provides empowerment and courage to push forward. Just because someone expects the worse from you due to your circumstances doesn't give you permission to give up. No matter what, chase your dreams and make them a reality. Amanda did. --Lakeisha, 16 year old

I liked Amanda's Ray a lot. It is something that is based on something that happens often among young people. It shows and teaches what is the outcome of a bad decision. --Kimberley, 15 years old, Lawrence Academy

All youth today should be exposed to such a inspiring story because it provides empowerment and courage to push forward. Just because someone expects the worse from you due to your circumstances doesn't give you permission to give up. No matter what, chase your dreams and make them a reality. Amanda did. --Lakeisha, 16 year old

I liked Amanda's Ray a lot. It is something that is based on something that happens often among young people. It shows and teaches what is the outcome of a bad decision. --Kimberley, 15 years old, Lawrence Academy

All youth today should be exposed to such a inspiring story because it provides empowerment and courage to push forward. Just because someone expects the worse from you due to your circumstances doesn't give you permission to give up. No matter what, chase your dreams and make them a reality. Amanda did. --Lakeisha, 16 year old

I liked Amanda's Ray a lot. It is something that is based on something that happens often among young people. It shows and teaches what is the outcome of a bad decision. --Kimberley, 15 years old, Lawrence Academy

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