There Are No Children Here - Study Guide Fall 1987 - Spring 1988, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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A gang truce allows neighbors to gather and commune in a narrow parking lot behind the Rivers' building. LaJoe hangs out with her childhood friend Rochelle. Pharoah is with them as a teacher strike lingers for weeks. The teachers are demanding a pay raise and reduction of the number of students in the classroom. Their salaries are low and the board is proposing trimming three days a year to save money, which would reduce salaries even more. Pharoah loves school and can't wait to go back. It is a safe place where he can excel without fear. The summer has gone on too long already. Another friend of the family is shot but Lafeyette and Pharoah refuse to go to the funeral as they are still raw from Bird Leg's funeral. Concerned about their safety, LaJoe sends the boys to stay...

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