Born Blue

by Han Nolan

She may be poor, abused, and self-destructive, but Leshaya is determined to become a famous singer like Etta James.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152046972
  • ISBN-10: 0152046976
  • Pages: 308
  • Publication Date: 05/01/2003
  • Carton Quantity: 40

About the book

Leshaya is a survivor. Rescued from the brink of death, this child of a heroin addict has seen it all: revolving foster homes, physical abuse, an unwanted pregnancy. Now, as her tumultuous childhood is coming to an end, she is determined to make a life for herself by doing the only thing that makes her feel whole . . . singing.
Han Nolan pulls no punches in this hard-hitting story of a girl at the bottom who dreams of nothing but the top.

About the author
Han Nolan

HAN NOLAN is the author of several books, including Dancing on the Edge which won the National Book Award and Send Me Down a Miracle, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her husband on the East Coast.


star "Raw, rough, and riveting . . . The writing is superb; like the blues, it bores through the soul. . . . Readers will be absorbed in this intimate and painful voyage."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"Absolutely riveting . . . Leshaya captivates with her strength and determination."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)