When Gayle gets into trouble with her boyfriend, her mother sends the street-smart 14-year-old--and her baby, Jose--down to Georgia to live with relatives. There's nothing to do and nowhere to go. Then Gayle meets Great, the family matriarch--and her stories of the past begin to change how Gayle sees her future. A 1996 Coretta Scott King Honor Book. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.