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Racial Understanding in "Waiting for the Rain"

Summary: Sheila Gordon's novel "Waiting for the Rain" tells the story of the friendship between a white boy and a black boy in South Africa during apartheid. By learning from each other, each boy matured despite society's disapproval of this type of friendship.
What would you do if your teacher said "Blonde students, come and sit in the front of the room, you will all receive A's this quarter. Redheads come and sit in the middle rows; you will all receive B's this quarter. Brunette's sit in the back, you all get C's this quarter." What would you say? Is that fair? This is the same situation in the book Waiting for the Rain by Sheila Gordon, except blacks and whites are being separated. The novel is based on two boys named Tengo and Frikkie. Tengo lived on Frikkie's uncle's farm. Frikkie often comes and visits, and over the years him and Tengo have become very good friends. The only problem is that they are each a different race. Both Frikkie and Tengo have matured through their experiences with apartheid.

To begin, Frikkie has matured. An...

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