Green: A Novel Summary
Graham-Felsen, Sam

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Green: A Novel Overview

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen takes place in Boston in the early 1990s. The novel follows David Greenfeld, a white sixth-grader in a predominantly black public school in Boston. In and around this setting, the novel explores ideas of racial tensions in American culture. David befriends a black student named Marlon Wellings. Their friendship is a source of positivity in both their lives, but instances of turbulence and hardship threaten to dissolve their friendship. The novel explores themes of racial tension, racial discrimination, class discrimination, friendship, and violence.