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Teaching Jamari


Christine Kendall is the author of the award-winning novel Riding Chance, which was nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens and was named one of the 50 Best Books for Teens by the New York Public Library. Rita Williams Garcia called it a “promising debut” and Sharon Flake called it “a heartwarming tale of redemption.” Her second novel, <i>The True Definition of Neva Beane</i>, was published in 2020. Christine’s short fiction has appeared in numerous publications. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Christine Kendall
“Jamari” © 2017 by Christine Kendall first appeared in <i>Kweli Journal</i>.


How does the young narrator affect the telling of the story?


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