Friday, September 3, 2010
Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
Lafayette, Charlie and Ty’ree used to be as close as brothers could be, but ever since Charlie came home from two years away in juvenile detention, he’s been angry and mean. The boys have had a difficult life; their father died in a tragic accident when they were younger, and their mother died while Charlie was away. With both parents gone, Ty’ree, the oldest, must leave his college dreams behind so that he can keep what’s left of the family together. This book is reminiscent of The Outsiders; narrated by the youngest, most sensitive brother, it is a story about family and what it really means to have heart.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Miracle’s Boys. New York: Penguin, 2000.