What would you do if you were caught in the middle? 14 year-old Deanne T. Summers knows that starting life as a high school freshman isn’t going to be easy. Deanne didn’t count on having her loyalty tested to her childhood friends, the Southgate Avenue crew, when she befriends a new clique at Stonywood High School. What does loyalty and friendship have to do with being called a “wannabe” or worse? The inner strength Deanne’s always had just may crumble as she strives to manage friendships of two opposing cliques and overcome the pains of betrayal.
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Five Star Review on Amazon By Feywill
I read this book along with my 13 year old niece and enjoyed it. Deanne’s character dealt with many issues that teenagers face including, peer pressure, bullying, jealously and racism. The author offered positive solutions to these negatives experiences. I would recommend it for ages 11-14.
About the Author
DuEwa Frazier is a poet, author, educator, performer and speaker. She is the author of: teen novels, Quincy Rules (2016) and Deanne in the Middle (2014), Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems (2013), Shedding Light From My Journeys (2002), Stardust Tracks on a Road (2005) and Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children (2010). DuEwa is the editor and publisher of the award nominated anthology, CHECK THE RHYME: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FEMALE POETS & EMCEES (2006). CHECK THE RHYME received nomination in Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry from the NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood, CA. CHECK THE RHYME also received an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Writer’s Digest Awards and the 2007 AALAS Open Book Awards.
DuEwa has produced and hosted numerous arts events in the New York City area and other locations. Her unique brand of arts events include Art. Love. Music., Word Canvas, Word Canvas Soul and Music, Word Canvas Garden of Poetics and The Haiku & Handgrenades Tribute for Sonia Sanchez at The 2010 Harlem Book Fair in Harlem. She produced the 2016 I: Rise: Women’s History Month Tribute to Women Poets at The Missouri History Museum.
DuEwa has a been a contributing writer for the following publications: Crossing the Divide Anthology, Eleven Eleven Literary Journal, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire (NYU), Split this Rock, For Harriet, Tidal Basin Review, Signifyin’ Harlem, Essence Magazine, Reverie Journal, Kweli Literary Journal, Mahogany Butterfly, PW Review, EzineArticles, Drumvoices Revue, Mosaic Magazine, Poetry Ink Anthology, Poetry in Performance, and others.
As an author, poet and speaker DuEwa has featured at numerous arts venues, colleges, festivals, and conferences.
DuEwa earned the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing degree at The New School. She earned the Ed.M. In Educational Leadership at Columbia University, the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Teaching (Literacy) at Fordham University and the B.A. in English at Hampton University.
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