Teenage pregnancy, gang violence, and termite-infested apartments aren’t typical fare in today’s Christian fiction. Stephanie Perry Moore has changed all that with the Yasmin Peace Series.
Yasmin is an 8th grader growing up in the projects of Jacksonville, Florida. Her father is in prison, and her older brother, Jeffery, recently committed suicide. Yasmin’s mom is struggling to make ends meet and raise triplets Yasmin, Yancy and York. The grieving family faces many challenges:Jeffery’s girlfriend is expecting his child, York starts carrying a gun, and Yancy becomes involved with a girl who’s too fast for Yasmin’s taste. Through it all, Yasmin tries to keep her family together and follow God’s will for her life.
This series is fresh and real. Moore has filled what I’m sure is a void in the Christian fiction market, and given a voice to young black Christians who find themselves in the midst of a difficult and troubling world.
To learn more about this series and Stephanie Perry Moore, visit her website.
Melissa has been captivated by books for as long as she can remember. She resides in Virginia and at her blog, Breath of Life.