Born in Chicago, IL (HOLLA) but raised all over the nation, Sherri is best known in MY life as the author of Fly Girl my son’s generations version of Imitation of Life.
Ida Mae is a young lady wanting to enter the WASP program during WWII. However,being a black woman doesn’t open many doors for her and she is forced to “pass” for a white woman. The book deals with so many aspects of being black, that you’re left an emotional ball at the end.
I can also attest that this book flies (see what I did there?) off the shelves during our book fairs each time we have had one.
Pick it up. Start a conversation with your tween. It may open some HUGE conversational doors for you all.
Other books that Ms. Smith has written are:
Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
Lucy the Giant
(due for release 3/7/13)