After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline WoodsonD Foster showed up a few months before Tupac got shot that first time and left us the summer before he died. The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend’s lives, the world opens up for them. D comes from a world vastly different from their safe Queens neighborhood, and through her, the girls see another side of life that includes loss, foster families and an amount of freedom that makes the girls envious. Although all of them are crazy about Tupac Shakur’s rap music, D is the one who truly understands the place where he’s coming from, and through knowing D, Tupac’s lyrics become more personal for all of them.
The girls are thirteen when D’s mom swoops in to reclaim D—and as magically as she appeared, she now disappears from their lives. Tupac is gone, too, after another shooting; this time fatal. As the narrator looks back, she sees lives suspended in time, and realizes that even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply.
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Look Inside. D comes from a world vastly different from their safe Queens neighborhood, and through her, the girls see another side of life that includes loss, foster families and an amount of freedom that makes the girls envious. Tupac is gone, too, after another shooting; this time fatal. As the narrator looks back, she sees lives suspended in time, and realizes that even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply. Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books, including the New York Times—bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, Another Brooklyn. Read An Excerpt. Paperback —.
After Tupac and D Foster takes place during the mid s when two eleven-year-old girls from Queens meet an enigmatic girl named D Foster. The story is set against the backdrop of real-life rapper Tupac Shakur's legal troubles and eventual fatal shooting. Two African-American girls, Neeka and the unnamed narrator, have known each other since they were babies. They are eleven years old and live in Queens, New York. One day, another girl named D arrives on their block. With strange clothes and a multi-racial look, D is surprising to the girls. They soon strike up a lasting friendship.