She was called a "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. Stricken with the family dynamics of substance abuse, verbal abuse and drama, Nya learns the hardway about relationships and teen parenting. Finding her strength in faith, education and friends, Nya attempts to find positivity in her image, behaviors and feelings.
How does one become resilient, tenacious, impulsive yet warm? 94th & Racine is an inspirational story that gives insight to the "angry Black girl" phenomenon. It challenges stereotypes of the inner city and highlights the struggles many face with finding unconditional love. Readers will be moved as they visualize the persistence and hardwork behind the act of change. Readers will cry as they share in the experience of watching a diamond shine through a pool full of glass.