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Free Study Guide for There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

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CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE

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Earlier in the summer, Weasel brings home two pit bull puppies. One is for Pharoah and one for Lafeyette. Pharoah soon loses interest in his dog, and they give it away, but Lafeyette grows to love his, which he names Blondie. One day, he comes home from school and canít find his puppy. His father is there, and Lafeyette suspects he has sold the dog for drug money. There is a terrible argument and actual blows are exchanged between them. Paul soon comes to realize when Lafeyette calls him a ďdope fiendĒ that the argument isnít about the dog, but about the drugs. His own children are now turning against him. This realization saps what strength and spirit he has left, and he slumps dejectedly on the couch. Lafeyette finds Blondie hiding under the stove.


Every morning, Pharoah goes off to school with energy, verve, and anticipation. He loves the atmosphere of the campus and likes being considered a scholar. However, Lafeyette is plain tired, and the summer days drag for him. He keeps to himself and stops confiding in his mother. He becomes embroiled in a fight........

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This chapter continues to explore how Lafeyette is losing his spirit. He is dejected by his fatherís drug use. He has to........


CHAPTER THIRTY

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Pharoah is standing by his window mesmerized by the raindrops falling there. It takes Lafeyette screaming his name and shaking him to bring him out of his daydream. He takes Pharoah and Rickey to get some fries. Along the way, they see a beautiful, arching rainbow, the first the boys had ever seen. Pharoah stutters out.......

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Pharoah is almost eleven and so his belief in the possibilities at the end of the rainbow are understandable. However, Lafeyette is.......

 

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