Cynthia Jones and her best friend, Korea, are
lifelong residents of Baltimore. During a heated exchange regarding
Baltimore's crime rate, Korea accuses Cynthia of being too critical
of black men and making generalizations, and Cynthia, upset, says
she wants to leave Baltimore for a safer city. On her way home,
Cynthia is in a serious car accident leaving her in a coma.
After she recovers, Cynthia decides to make a difference
in the community. She asks Korea to join her. This journey leads
them to face multiple challenges affecting their community. The
journey also puts her in the path of facing an unforeseeable proposition.
It Takes a Hood is a thought provoking, heartwarming
novel reminding us community is not dead when life comes from
those within it.