An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semi-Finalist
K My Name Is Kendra
Fifteen-year-old Kendra James’ life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions.
Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra’s loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she’s not sure she’ll ever recover.
Will she survive this tragedy…or will she hit rock-bottom before anyone even notices?
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“This emotionally powerful novel gets right to the essence of what a young adult novel should be, empathetically exploring the experience of a teenage girl. Kendra is dealing with depression, the social dynamics of the black community, family problems, and abuse.”
About the author:
By day (and under her legal name), Kamichi Jackson is the Founding Director of the Mock Office High School Program, a weeklong in-classroom virtual workplace readiness experience for teens. By night she writes creative fiction.
In addition to K My Name Is Kendra, she is the author of an eBook entitled Where Present Meets Past (originally available as part of the now-defunct Amazon Shorts Program), the middle reader book You’re Too Much, Reggie Brown, a forthcoming adult novel entitled The Brownstone, two unproduced screenplays, and several short stories. KJ has made numerous appearances in support of her work, among them the Baltimore Book Festival. The South Norwalk, Connecticut native currently resides in Northern Virginia with family.