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 1,518 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.


  • 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.

    Read this book while I was locked up and I gotta say it had me hooked! Must read! I still gotta finish the other books!

    By IsEveryNameTaken?Dang
    Always has been my favorite book of all time. I have waited for the sequel for sooooo long. I’m freakin excited !!

    By LaShay1987
    I was really sad when I finally finished this book today.. It was AMAZING!!! I never read books like this.. I always go for educational books.. but my goodness I’m glad someone gave it to me!!!
  • Loveeeee

    By Risi-Cup
    I loved this book so much. I read the book within about 5 days. It kept me on my toes and the flow of the book is the best. I love a book that can go into the next scene with a smooth transition. Definitely worth the read!!!!
  • Classic

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Had to reread it before the sequel. A bit different reading it as an adult. Should’ve been a movie long time ago!
  • A good read if you like urban novels !!

    The books storyline is interesting and at times relatable if you come from a family with relatives involved in some illegal businesses lol. I would definitely recommend if you want to be shocked and hanging on to your seat as you see Winter Santiaga navigates her life. I also recommend the sequel !!