St. Martin Press
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Rarely has it been that I have read such a powerful novel that has the capabilities to transcend across generations, but Upstate (St. Martin's Press) by Kalisha Buckhanon does just that. A beautiful story about love, lose and lessons learned is told through the eyes of Natasha and Antonio, two inner city adolescents.
Based on written correspondence between the two main characters, Natasha a high school student and her sweetheart Antonio, who is serving time in prison, Upstate is a moving work of art that can be appreciated by all readers. Buckhanon impresses us with her usage of language and creativity while giving the reader a glimpse into the lives of these urban teens as they transition from adolescence into adulthood. A modern Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet
star-crossed lovers die as teenagers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
See : Death, Premature
Romeo and Juliet
archetypal star-crossed lovers. [Br. Lit. , Upstate offers a fresh and honest perspective on young love in 2005.
Kalisha Buckhanon is a recipient of awards and fellowships from the NAACP NAACP
in full National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Oldest and largest U.S. civil rights organization. It was founded in 1909 to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for African Americans; W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. , Illinois Arts Council The Illinois Arts Council is a government agency of the state of Illinois formed to encourage development of the arts throughout Illinois. Founded in 1965 by the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Arts Council provides financial and technical assistance to artists, arts , Illinois Young Authors Commission and the Chicago Black Writers Conference. She holds an MFA See multifactor authentication. in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English language and literature from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in New York. For more information on this author visit www.kalisha.com.