Born in Sin
Evelyn Coleman
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Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM By Evelyn Coleman

Come on BettyCan t nobody stop us from winning, cause we fish, Keisha whispers fiercely to her friend I want you to swim Come onYou and me, the first black girls going to the Olympics Remember For Betty, winning now means swimming upward from the depths of near death In the cold hum of the hospital, only Keisha can remember their dreams from earlier that sum Come on BettyCan t nobody stop us from winning, cause we fish, Keisha whispers fiercely to her friend I want you to swim Come onYou and me, the first black girls going to the Olympics Remember For Betty, winning now means swimming upward from the depths of near death In the cold hum of the hospital, only Keisha can remember their dreams from earlier that summer, when she was to attend a premed vacation school at nearby Avery University She had the grades for it And her mama was determined to make it happen, no matter what Keisha dreamed of being a doctor Betty dreamed desperately of having a friend.They were both at risk at least that s the label Keisha gets slapped with when, instead of to Avery, she is sent to a high minded, white hearted urban rescue program for teens in poverty, or, as she figures it, born in sin She is outraged to be thrown together with Clarissa, Phyllis, and Kimberly, but turns anger to something just as powerful the will to prove her doubters wrong For this she has friends beyond the family she knows one ally especially Plus Malik, Betty s watchful brother, who wants beauty to be there for everyone Like the sky.Born in Sin, which Keisha tells with straight forward, often funny frankness, is part gritty drama, part victory lap, and all heart.
  • Title: Born in Sin
  • Author: Evelyn Coleman
  • ISBN: 9780689838330
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover

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Lorenia Arroyo Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Have you ever felt as if the world judged you by a your ethnic background? Felt as if your dreams were there however far away at the same time? In the story "Born in Sin" by Evelyn Coleman conveys her message of fighting for your dreams and not let anything or anyone take that from you.Betty a young beautiful dark brown colored girl who has big dreams for herself fights daily in the vulgar yet bias world she was born into. Betty shows off as the fighter in her family until everything and everyon [...]
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Shoko Uchida Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This novel is so touching. I think this is the juvenile of the juveniles.Love of mother who looks like given up but actually hasn’t given up. Love of father who has been seeing his daughter from a distance. Malik, who is gender-equitable and keeps dreaming a big dream. I’m so impressed.It’s so important not to leave young women vulnerable, and education of adolescent reproductive health and rights.It reminds me the “Push” written by Sapphire, the original of the movie “Precious”. [...]
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Kip Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Keisha is on track to go to college, but because she is poor, from a single parent home (and black?) she is put into a summer program for at-risk students. Of course, she resents this, but through this and other tests, she remains her own advocate, and with the help of her strong mother, she overcomes. The ending of the novel feels a bit untrue to the tone of the rest of the novel, but overall Keisha stands up for Keisha, sometimes well and sometimes poorly. (12 to adult)
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Jasmine Grimes Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Born in Sin by Evelyn Coleman, is a riveting story of a young African American girl growing up the the "ghetto", watching her mother break her back and scrape up change at times, to barely make a living for not only herself, but her three children Keisha, Punky, and Rhenda. At age 15, Keisha faces many trials and tribulations that most 30 years old never have to face. Shes had many tests of character as well as tries of her common sense. Keisha's mother is a good hearted christian woman with str [...]
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Tamika Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Born in Sin, written by Evelyn Coleman, is a young adult novel that contains 234 pages. This novel is written in the first person from the perspective of the main character Keisha and the author uses biblical references to communicate some of her main points. Born in Sin chronicles the story of a group of teenagers from an impoverished neighborhood in Georgia, who after being selected to participate in an at risk youth program find a new passion for swimming. Throughout the novel Keisha experien [...]
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Allison Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
synopsis: in this book the main character Kiesha is a highschool girl who has big dreams of becoming a doctor. but when her dreams are ruined becuase of where she lives and what the administators at shcool think of her. So she becomes a swimmer and dreams of going to the olympics. Kiesha has to overcome obstacles to get to her dream. Audience:14 and up (young adults, teens)purpose:teaching to go for your goals and not give upmedium:novelgenre-setting:fictiongenre-style:sports and real lifegenre- [...]
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Salsabrarian Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Booktalk: Keisha doesn't know how to swim, and her only motivation to learn is that she knows if she fell in the pool, the snotty white lifeguards wouldn't bother themselves to jump in and save her. Still (read p. 60 from "One week later" to p. 69 "he knew."). What Mr. Walt knows is that Keisha has real talent--big talent, the kind of talent that could make her an Olympic-caliber swimmer--if she devotes herself to it. Could this be the thing to get her out of the projects and into the rest of he [...]
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Carey Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Great story of overcoming obstacles, finding hidden talents, taking advantage of situations offered vs. bemoaning those not offered, and self-fulfilling prophesy. I was surprised by the discrimination within the black community to its youngest members, and saddened by the ties that bind us to the roles others expect us to fill. Great lesson: It is never enough to just dream of more. You have to go and get it.
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Sky Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
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Sky Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
it was off the bomb it was f ing good
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Janine Darragh Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Felt like the ending was Waaaaaaaaay too unrealistic.
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Mayday Maddie Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Pretty good- it talks real funny tho. Hard radin' after 'while.
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Makayla Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This book had a great realistic story that could be happening right now, explaining the struggles of everyday life for someone like the main character.
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Lanetta Dickens Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
I didn't like the fact that the main character in the story was constantly hatin' on the white girl.
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Heather Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
It is about a black girl in a bad neihborhood who finds swimming, and she is very good. It shows dreams and that people can achieve them.
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Born in Sin By Evelyn Coleman Come on BettyCan t nobody stop us from winning, cause we fish, Keisha whispers fiercely to her friend I want you to swim Come onYou and me, the first black girls going to the Olympics Remember For Betty, winning now means swimming upward from the depths of near death In the cold hum of the hospital, only Keisha can remember their dreams from earlier that sum Come on BettyCan t nobody stop us from winning, cause we fish, Keisha whispers fiercely to her friend I want you to swim Come onYou and me, the first black girls going to the Olympics Remember For Betty, winning now means swimming upward from the depths of near death In the cold hum of the hospital, only Keisha can remember their dreams from earlier that summer, when she was to attend a premed vacation school at nearby Avery University She had the grades for it And her mama was determined to make it happen, no matter what Keisha dreamed of being a doctor Betty dreamed desperately of having a friend.They were both at risk at least that s the label Keisha gets slapped with when, instead of to Avery, she is sent to a high minded, white hearted urban rescue program for teens in poverty, or, as she figures it, born in sin She is outraged to be thrown together with Clarissa, Phyllis, and Kimberly, but turns anger to something just as powerful the will to prove her doubters wrong For this she has friends beyond the family she knows one ally especially Plus Malik, Betty s watchful brother, who wants beauty to be there for everyone Like the sky.Born in Sin, which Keisha tells with straight forward, often funny frankness, is part gritty drama, part victory lap, and all heart.

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