Benjie is a 13-year-old Black boy who lives in a New York City ghetto in the 1970s. He becomes addicted to drugs, but he believes that he can quit at any time. He thinks he just needs the drugs from time to time to help him relax and deal with his problems. His teachers, his family, and a friend want him to quit, but he does not believe that he is in trouble. After his mother’s boyfriend, Butler, saves his life, he promises that he will quit.
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A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
by Alice Childress
Alice Childress was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but grew up in the racially segregated Harlem district of New York City in the 1920s a...