Between Sisters

Adwoa Badoe's young adult novel is about a young girl growing up in Ghana, as she navigates the privileges and temptations of life in a new city.

Adwoa Badoe

An urban coming-of-age story set in Badoe's native Ghana, Between Sisters is about 16-year-old Gloria, who flunks out of school and accepts an offer to become the nanny to the son of a wealthy distant relative. Badoe vividly describes Gloria's life in Ghana as she navigates the privileges and temptations of her new city life.

Between Sisters is for readers ages 14 and up.

From the book

"This love between you and me is like magic. It's made in heaven, but if you tell anyone before it is time, it will break and disappear."

His voice was so solemn, so serious. It seemed as if he might cry from the fear of our love disappearing into thin air.

"I give you my heart, Gloria. I give you my confidence. Keep it well." He took my hand and placed it on his chest, where his heart was beating furiously. "See what you do to me?"

From Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe ©2010. Published by Groundwood Books.