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‘Young and Ambitious’ by Stacy Lampkin Reveals Coming of Age Blues of Black Teens in Detroit

Literary works that treat with care and compassion, the many challenges faced by black teens, while growing up in a city like Detroit, are a rarity. The new novel, ‘Young and Ambitious’ by author and entrepreneur, Stacy Lampkin, charts this seldom covered territory, revealing many lessons to learn. The release date of ‘Young and Ambitious’ is February 17, 2018, and is now available for pre-order on www.stacylampkin.com.

‘Young and Ambitious’ is set in Detroit, and traces the trials and tribulations of eight teenagers. Each with a unique personality and ambition. Trying to survive the good, bad and ugly of the city, the teenagers lead different lives, fighting separate demons, but share a common hunger for a better future. As different forces bring them together or threaten to pull them apart, the friends go on to learn the old lesson of “united we stand, divided we fall.”

Nala is young, beautiful and innocent, but only for so long; Sasha knows that she is attractive, but she doesn’t know how a man should treat her. Cadence is quick witted, but her loose tongue could set her world ablaze. And then there is Ebony, very mature for her age and has her head on straight, but that doesn’t stop her from falling for the wrong guy. There’s Trevor, who learns that having a soft spot, only puts you in a hard place; Lance is the hood prince charming and quite the ladies’ man, yet, he must face his karma; Keyon, the high school superstar, must decide between a great career or the allure of the street; and the strong and educated Andrew, who knows the way of the business world and building wealth, has to face the perils that passion can lead to.

‘Young and Ambitious’ brings to the young adult/black teen genre, a fresh perspective that has been missing for some time. The story is relatable to the youth, imbibes important lessons and at the same time, inculcates the love of reading and improving one’s vocabulary.

Born in Detroit, MI, Stacy developed a love for writing at an early age. She excelled in academics right up to college, and won many awards and honors. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Leaving the corporate world to pursue her passion, Stacy founded Young and Ambitious, an organization that aims to invest in the youth of Detroit – offering resources, skills, and knowledge to groom teenagers into self sufficient adults. Stacy is also a private tutor, and is now working to expand her community outreach and also start a product based business.

‘Young and Ambitious’ book launch party is scheduled for February 17, 2018, between 4 PM-8 PM at The Baltimore Gallery, 314 E Baltimore, Detroit, MI 48202.

For more information, please visit: www.stacylampkin.com

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