Chill Wind

Chill Wind A tough and funny project girl manages to make that chill wind blow awayThe good life according to Aisha Ingram is easy It s hanging with friends dancing listening to music whatever but it doesn

  • Title: Chill Wind
  • Author: Janet McDonald
  • ISBN: 9780374411831
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • A tough and funny project girl manages to make that chill wind blow awayThe good life, according to Aisha Ingram, is easy It s hanging with friends, dancing, listening to music, whatever but it doesn t include worrying about the future Chilling out is her mantra until she receives a sixty day termination of welfare benefits notice Without her monthly food stamps aA tough and funny project girl manages to make that chill wind blow awayThe good life, according to Aisha Ingram, is easy It s hanging with friends, dancing, listening to music, whatever but it doesn t include worrying about the future Chilling out is her mantra until she receives a sixty day termination of welfare benefits notice Without her monthly food stamps and assistance checks and with no help from the father of her two children, Aisha s life threatens to become a little too chilly The clock is ticking and she doesn t have many options, but one thing she knows for sure workfare is not for her There s no way she s going to scrub subway cars or sweep city sidewalks Aisha tries to come up with other ways to get money, but things don t look good Soon another notice comes only thirty days left Then she sees an ad on TV for BIGMODELS, and she figures she might as well check out the agency After all, she is pretty enough But just when it looks like Aisha s problems might be solved, things grow crazy again.In Aisha, Janet McDonald has created a larger than life heroine who finds and succeeds at what is right for her.Chill Wind is the winner of the 2003 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award.
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    • Jasmineelam11 says:

      The novel, "Chill Wind," is about a young, African American, woman, named Aisha, who lives in the complete projects and has two kids with no job, education, or money and lives with her mother. She is surrounded by the project life of "chilling" while letting welfare, food stamps and etc, handle her responsibilities. The area she is surrounded in effects her dramatically. The only life style that surrounds her or that she only knows of is the "project life" and that's letting the government take [...]

    • Imani ♥ ☮ says:

      I didn't exactly like this book. I felt like the main character was too ghetto(haha) and careless to be likable. She really got on my nerves. The only nice part was the author's dedication or whatever that talked about 9/11 since the book was published in 2002 or something. That's it.

    • Nora Murad says:

      What I love about Janet McDonald's "Chill Wind" is the way she brings readers into the world of a poor, Black, teenage mother. Aisha's fears and relationships and daily constraints come to life in way that's interesting and accessible for middle grade readers -- even if they aren't Black or poor. It's written with tremendous compassion and with enough detail so that Aisha's choices, even the bad ones, are understandable. It's not a fast book with adventure and action, but the fear of Aisha's imp [...]

    • X'Oniyae says:

      So far I enjoy reading this book because ,I am able to understand and relate with the main character (Aisha).I like how the book tells us about how minority tend to struggle with the wale-fare offices, and yet they still have a good time.So far this book shows how and adolescent refuses to be a convalescent as time goes by.Although they over exaggerate the lifestyle of being "ghetto" I think that it shows a nice message that you don't always know what you got and get till its gone. Until then, I [...]

    • Alexia says:

      Basically this book is about high school drop out Aiesha who has two children. While depending fully on her welfare check for both of her children aiesha feels as of she can be a sucessful single paren.But she is wrong one day while home aiesha recieves a 60 day suspension notice from the welfare company now with this aiesha is left with nothing to do and no support from her ex boyfriend. And little help from her mother who suffers from a life of failure and lost love,so throughout the story aie [...]

    • Niah says:

      This book is the greatest. It's about a girl who's welfare checks is about to expire and she has to find a way to make money because her baby daddy, Kevin, isn't helping her and she isn't choosing welfare So she tries all kinds of ways to raise money like hairbraiding and babysitting. Then one day while watching tv she sees an ad fo rbig models so she decides to check it out. When she get's there she get's called names and get's into a fight. Will she ever find the right job, or will she be livi [...]

    • Jill says:

      Aisha is like many of the girls in her neighborhood- a single mom on welfare with no high school diploma. This is fine with Aisha until she gets the letter from social service stating that her welfare benefits will end in two months. From ther, she has the option to join a workforce training program that she says she absolutely won't do. After trying to weasel her way around the system, Aisha finally makes her own destiny.

    • Anne says:

      I bought this last year thinking it would be a good YA book. However, the plot is kinda serious and I had to wade through a lot of emotional turmoil to finally get to the part when Aisha gets the modeling job and achieve some stability in her life. Good lessons in here but not my type of YA fiction though hence the two stars.

    • Jenny says:

      Aisha Ingram has spent the last 5 years chillin on welfare with her two children. So much easier than staying in school. Now welfare is about to run out, and Aisha m ust figure out a way to support her family. None of her scams work, and her mom and siblings won't help. It's up to her to save the day.

    • Hélène says:

      It was ok but not very originald people who live with the money of other people and just doesn't want to work make me feel a little angry. she finally managed to live like a star with no real effort Real life is rarely like thatis is not a very good example for young people in her situation I think

    • Carolynne says:

      Coretta Scott King New Talent Award. Abandoned, unwed mother Aisha goes off welfare and tries to make a good life for herself and her two children. Relatable heroine finds unlikely success. Unfortunately, in 2007 McDonald, who grew up in a Brooklyn project, died of cancer. She was only 53.

    • Denny A says:

      I quite enjoyed this book. It's the story of Aisha a young mother of two who is about to have her welfare check stopped and her chance to change her life.

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    • Charlene Skinner says:

      I think it was a ok book

    • Artise says:

      ITS ABOUT A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO THATS 19 YEARS OLD.

    • Tatianna Hanna says:

      i liked it but it was a bit boring and very rushed and short

    • JazzyRacquel says:

      ♥ Good Book ♥ Don't Be A Lazy Hoodrat Is The Moral ! ♥ The Ending Sucked ! ♥

    • Winona says:

      i had to read this book in school and i couldn't belivie it

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