From Coretta Scott King Award-winner Nikki Grimes comes a lyrical portrait of two young women, two pregnancies, and one timeless truth! Weaving biblical scenes of Mary the mother of Jesus with musings from a contemporary pregnant teenager struggling with her faith, Grimes ultimately brings them together to reveal God's unconditional love. For ages 15 to 18.
Nikki Grimes, a bestselling author known for titles such as Dark Sons, Barak Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, and Voices of Christmas has written a gripping book from the perspective of a girl named Mister (Mary Rudine) who finds herself momentarily distracted from her faith commitment to purity by a handsome boy named Trey. After one night of weakness, Mister finds her entire life has changed, even if she cant yet accept all the changes occurring within her are real. When the emotional scars of losing her innocence are more lasting than she imagined, Mister turns to a book of her mothers, which contains poems from Marys perspective. As both Mister and Marys voices play out in the story, a full and meaningful portrait of Christian faith, trust, and forgiveness emerges, along with the truth that God can use even the most unplanned events in our lives for his greater glory.
Nikki Grimes is the prolific and award-winning author of more than fifty books. A Coretta Scott King Award winner and recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Childrens Poetry, many of her titles have been cited as Notable Books by the American Library Association. She is renowned for her use of poetry to tell a cohesive story, for her insightful writing, and for her ability to connect with her readers. She currently resides in California.
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