Lafeyette's hearing at last arrives. The boys on trial for vandalizing
the Toyota are all from the same neighborhood, but hang out with different
crowds. Their public defender is Anne Rhodes, a tough, hard-boiled, almost
curt attorney. She is overworked and tired of what she sees each day,
but she is also very perceptive when it comes to the behavior of the kids
in the projects. They are still just children to her. She comes to believe
that most of the five boys are innocent and that only one boy can really
be guilty. However, she is.......
Once again, because of circumstances beyond his control, an innocent
black youth - Lafeytte - ends up with a ........
Lafeyette receives probation and 100 hours of community service. He
works after school with children at the Boy's Club. The author helps get
both boys into a private school. Pharoah is thriving there although his
daydreaming and forgetfulness sometimes get him in trouble. Through his
accomplishments at school, he is awarded a.......
Although the fears and problems the Rivers family faces are not completely gone, they are, at least at the end of this........
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