The Coldest Winter Ever - Sister Souljah

The Coldest Winter Ever

By Sister Souljah

  • Release Date: 2010-11-30
  • Genre: African American
Score: 4.5
From 1,795 Ratings


Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel.

I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter.

Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top.

The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.


  • Still my Fav

    By Precious Reid
    Sister Souljah is a profound writer who knows how to provoke thought. This book made her my favorite author because she wrote a book to save and redirect the lives of the youth if you took a moment to read the book and analyze every outlook.
  • Very Uncomfortable

    By toastedmac
    Idk dude I’m just a white dude trying to find something to read and I feel like y’all would hate me if I read this book out loud...
  • Loved it

    By Bigmamathang828
    Loved it Winter Santiaga is something else!!! Lol
  • Still a great read!

    By jrlnzlpd
    I read this book in 7th grade and fell in love with it. I just re-read it to prepare for the new book Life After Death and it's still a great read!
  • Best book ever

    By Kkattt123
    This type of book had my attention the whole time it was soo good i can’t wait for a movie definitely can’t wait to watch
  • Amazing

    By naturallbeautiful23
    I love this book it was so real and captivating!
  • Amazing read

    By Promisebingham
    This book is a MUST read kept me on the edge of my seat I read it in a day and I don’t even read like that lol
  • Emotionally draining

    By Yaccel
    If I had the ability to transform into a book I would pick this book... I wanted so much for so one to take Winter and sit her down and show her that she has so much more to give to her life ..and the road she was taking would only lead to death or jail ..just so happen the latter was the option ..but I think if she had someone who who have never given up on her she could have been saved from the latter heart broke for ever dumb and young mistake she continued to make. Emotionally exhausting!!
  • Never gets old!

    By EWalker34
    This will forever be my favorite!
  • The Coldest Winter

    By UNCGirl1620
    Grabs your attention. The ending could have been expanded.