The Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Committee has announced the award winners for 2011 publications. The winners and honorees were nominated based on popularity of books as read by the public in school, academic and public library settings. The teen/young adult literature winner is Upgrade U by Ni-Ni Simone.
Ni-Ni Simone novels are full of humor, romance, life lessons and drama. Seventeen-year-old Seven McKnight is about to begin a new and exciting life as a college freshman. Seven and Shea are roommates at Stiles U, and quickly meet their new roommate, Kya, a New Orleans native party girl, and the three become inseparable. Their ready to experience campus life and want their freshman year to be memorable. Seven and Josiah have been in a relationship since high school. Josiah has already been at college for one year and looks forward to a promising career in basketball. However, college life introduces some new pressures and their relationship is put to the test. Read the book to find out if the couple survives despite the pressures, or if their feelings for one another change. This novel is full of drama, late night parties and romance in the Big Easy. Who knows, anything can happen. If you haven't read a Ni-Ni Simone novel, try one today because it's all about the drama.
Honorees for the SLBAM are: So So Hood by L. Divine and Priceless Inspirations by Antonia "Toya" Carter. Enjoy these novels, as well. Check your local library for these and other exciting street lit novels.