Bronx Masquerade - Wesley Bad Boy Boone to Tyrone p. 23 Summary & Analysis

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Wesley Bad Boy Boone to Tyrone p. 23 Summary

Bronx Masquerade centers on Mr. Ward's English class of mixed-race high school students. They have Open Mike Fridays, in which they read their poetry. The poems help break down racial and cultural barriers and show the students that they are not that different, especially in regards to their hopes and dreams.

In "Wesley 'Bad Boy' Boone," Wesley says he does not like homework. Tyrone, his friend, does not care about school, but Wesley keeps Tyrone going to school. Tyrone wants to be a hip-hop star, but he does not think he will live long enough to fulfill his dream. Wesley does not think about dying; he concerns himself with living. In Mr. Ward's English class, they study the Harlem Renaissance. Wesley writes a tribute poem to Langston Hughes' poetry greatness called...

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