Author: Tayari Jones
It was the end of summer, a summer during the two-year nightmare in which Atlanta's African-American children were vanishing and twenty-nine would be found murdered by 1982. Here fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison will discover back-to-school means facing everyday challenges in a new world of safety lessons, terrified parents, and constant fear.
The moving story of their struggle to grow up-and survive- shimmers with the piercing, ineffable quality of childhood, as it captures all the hurts and little wins, the all-too-sudden changes, and the merciless, outside forces that can sweep the young into adulthood and forever shape their lives.
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (August 1, 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0446690899
- ISBN-13 : 978-0446690898
- Item Weight : 7.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.63 x 8 inches