Supplier: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Chill Wind is the 2003 winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.
A tough and funny project girl manages to make that chill wind blow away in Janet McDonald's sequel to Spellbound.
The good life, according to Aisha Ingram, is easy. It's hanging with friends, dancing, listening to music, whatever . . . but it doesn't include worrying about the future. Chilling out is her mantra until she receives a sixty-day termination-of-welfare-benefits notice. Without her monthly food stamps and assistance checks and with no help from the father of her two children, Aisha's life threatens to become a little too "chilly."