There Are No Children Here - Study Guide Summer 1988, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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One humid day in May, LaJoe is the happiest she has been for a long time. Over fifty adults and children are gathered in front of her building, dancing and listening to music being played by eighteen-year old Craig Davis. Craig doesn't live in Horner but is often around to visit his girlfriend who lives in the same building as the Rivers. He is a rare young man in that he is in his senior year in high school when the dropout rate is around seventy-five percent. He is not in a gang, and he talks about concrete goals for the future, which include caring for his children, going to college, becoming a deejay, and living outside of the city. He often plays basketball with Lafeyette, who idolizes him. Craig shows off his deejay skills to the delight of the tenants. LaJoe relishes in the...

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