Cashay: Christina Lewis

On the streets of Chicago, one stray bullet changes Cashay’s life forever. Walking home from school Cashay and her little sister Sashay hear gunfire, they both drop to the ground, but it’s too late for Sashay, and she dies on the sidewalk. Swallowed up by grief, Cashay’s mom turns to drugs, and Cashay turns to anger. Day after day things fall apart a little more, until Cashay meets Allison, a stockbroker who becomes her mentor. Cashay doesn’t think this skinny white woman can teach her much, but Allison shows her a world outside of the projects where she lives, and Cashay starts to imagine an amazing future for herself. A beautifully written, touching and powerful story you won’t be able to put down.