After her big brother Curtis is gunned down in the streets of Brooklyn, Angel's family crumbles. Grief stricken, her mother turns to heroin to ease her pain. She doesn't notice that her son has no food or that her daughters' clothes are torn and dirty. Worst of all, she doesn't see what her boyfriend does to Angel behind closed doors.
Desperate to support her younger brother and sister, Angel hits the streets looking for anything or anyone to help. But she's fifteen years old, so options for legal work are few. As a last resort, she turns to her brother's best friend, Antoine, who arranges for a job for her at a strip club. It's only supposed to be for a while, until she can get her working papers.
Angel is convinced she won't fall victim to the streets like her mother. But the fast life has its temptations and a magical ability to make you forget.
Miasha is the author of nine novels, including Secret Society and the Essence bestseller Mommy's Angel. She and her family reside outside Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit her website at Miasha.com.
"In the midst of all the same voices in literature, Miasha brings authenticity to the pages of this novel. She's the crème de la crème -- enjoy!" -- Vickie M. Stringer, Essence bestselling author of Let That Be the Reason
"A poignant tale of innocence lost in Brooklyn." -- K'wan, international bestselling author of Gangsta, Street Dreams, Eve and Hood Rat
"Mommy's Angel is a fast-paced, well-written, realistic view of what addiction does to our communities. It sheds a bright light on how the addict's hurt, pain, and trouble are recycled onto the people closest to them." -- Danielle Santiago, author of Grindin' and Essence magazine #1 bestseller Little Ghetto Girl