After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson: | donkeytime.org: BooksAfter Tupac And D Foster  is based on three girls: two black eleven year old girls, Neeka and the anonymous narrator, and D Foster, who was of mixed race and had just moved into Neeka and the narrator's neighborhood in Queens, New York. This story also contains a backdrop [ clarification needed ] of the late artist, Tupac Shakur , describing events and experiences in his life during the mid s, such as run-ins with the cops and events that foreshadowed his death. Growing up together on the same block of their safe neighborhood, Neeka and the narrator have been friends since birth. When D. Foster first moved into a house on their block, her initial impression as unconventional and different had left the two girls in a bit of shock, as well as their mothers hesitant to let them interact with her. However, they then discovered that they both were greatly influenced by Tupac Shakur's music which caused the three girls to gradually develop a lasting friendship.
After Tupac & D Foster
Is it easy to mark the moments when your life makes an important turn? Can you remember that first time when things became before and after? That person or event that you understood changed you forever? Jacqueline Woodson can, in this book that seems so redolent of personal memory that I can only think she is writing about herself. The unnamed narrator and her best friend and neighbor Neeka hang out on the stoop in their quiet Queens neighborhood. Their mothers don't let them go beyond the block, and — at 11 years old — the girls are chafing under the restrictions.
Jacqueline Woodson offers a deep and tender look at friendship and growing up in Jacqueline Woodson offers a deep and tender look at friendship and growing up in a novel that spans almost two years in the lives of three African American girls in the mids. When D Foster enters their lives, she is a complete unknown, and parts of her life remain a mystery over the next two years. D is eleven, too, but she lives with a foster mother who lets her wander the city, trusting D to stay out of trouble and come home each night. And she does. D is determined to have a future—find her Big Purpose—and that means playing by the rules.