Sister, Let Me Tell ‘Ya is the engaging and heart-wrenching story of Bernadette, a young African-American woman who aspires to live her dream of becoming an author.
Raised by two loving parents, Bernadette appreciates the advantages she has had in life and seeks to help other young people who have not had the firm grounding she was blessed with. She tries to stay focused on her goals, but when the first man she falls in love with turns out to be a part of the very lifestyle she is struggling against, she finds herself torn between her ideals and good judgment and her feelings for Rick.
A developing relationship with Tony, a lifelong friend, seems to offer positive support, but along the way Bernadette fails to heed some of her own best advice: to be true to herself and strong within herself before seeking to love another.
Sister, Let Me Tell ‘Ya encourages readers to consider the ramification of Bernadette’s choices and to consider how we might apply those lessons in our own lives. The author’s powerful message strengthens her appealing and insightful novel.
About the Author
Bernadine resides in Philadelphia with her children, Hakim and Jasmeea. Her many interests, in addition to writing fiction and poetry, include painting, singing, and walking. Sister, Let Me Tell ‘Ya was inspired by her desire to demonstrate, particularly to young people, the importance of making good choices in life.
Poem " Eighteen " :
Eighteen , what does that really mean...
Now that I am eighteen..
I can make my own rules,
do what I want...
Able to date now..
Make my own money..
Pay my own bills...
Grown is what I am now..
Able to vote and say no at a drop of a dime...
I always say,
can't wait until I'm eighteen...
My mom always rebutted with the comment,
Girl, coming of age means many things,
and now you are about to find out...
Don't do to others what you don't want done to you, baby girl.
Remember my final words: It takes, A person a long time to know
where she came from and where she is going...
Age is just a number ...
You are defined by your actions and your morals,
not your words.
By Author Bernadine Feagins
Book Link : http://www.amazon.com/Sister-Let-Me-Tell-ebook/dp/B004DCB67M/ref=sr_1_20?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1344007409&sr=1-20&keywords=bernadine