The Coldest Winter Ever
Black and Nobel
The story is set in Brooklyn, New York. The main character is Winter Santiaga, the teenaged daughter of Ricky Santiaga, a local drug kingpin. Winter is brash and self-important; she says, "it was important for me to know I deserved the best, no slum jewelry or knock-offs". The story is told from her perspective in slang that is highly influenced by the hip-hop culture. Due to the power of her father, Winter is infamous in her neighborhood, and she uses her power to get what she wants. This all changes when Winter's father is arrested for drug trafficking, and Winter finds herself in a girls’ home. Winter takes up the skills she learned from her father to maintain her lifestyle, such as selling illicit items in the girls’ home to make money.