Dear Mom, I HATE YOU is an intimate and true story of what it’s really like growing up as a young girl during puberty. It’s an inspirational and empowering story about the struggles of finding your true self, authentic voice, yet blazing through your own paths despite your history.
This is a new kind of memoir that sheds light on issues teens and young adults deal with everyday, yet it reminds us parents just how hard and difficult it was growing up ourselves. I also love how it enlightens teens of the struggles of being a parent. By the time we realize how much our parents loved and sacrificed for us, for some of us, it’s too late. - Dana Henderson
This will definitely be one of the best biographies a teen can read and definitely for parents who are parenting teens in today’s world of confusion. - Darlene Washington (Parent of two teens)
A great mother, daughter book club selection and read for a mother struggling to reach her daughter, especially during puberty. Best memoir for women who have forgotten what it was like growing up and our mindset at 13 years old, 14 years old and even into our young adult years. - Rachel Styne
A great staple for African American women and teens. Love how real and intense the emotions are. Great storytelling. Just a great read all together. - Courtney Willams
Khadija Grant, the author of THE INFLUENCED, is mother of three girls and has made an impact on youth around the world through her storytelling. She is passionate about telling raw stories and painting vivid pictures that grabs the reader and places them in the experience. She believes if children and teens can see themselves in literature, they can be inspired to be proud of who they are and bold enough to become whoever they want in life.