There Are No Children Here - Fall 1988-Winter 1989, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Fall 1988-Winter 1989, Chapter 16 Summary

Initially Lafeyette hangs around Rickey to keep an eye on Pharoah, but they soon became friends as well. However, most of Rickey's friends have been in trouble with the law and a group of them, including Rickey, have been arrested for "smash and grabs" where they break a side window of a car at a stoplight and grab a purse or briefcase on the seat. Because of his troubles at Suder, Rickey is transferred to the Moses Montefiore School for troubled boys. One day Pharoah, Lafayette, Rickey, and some other friends go window shopping at discount stores on Chicago Avenue. Lafeyette feels uncomfortable as he knows people look at them as dirty Horner boys. He suggests they go to a more crowded video-cassette store on Milwaukee Avenue, a large bustling street full of small shops and fast-food restaurants.

Once they get...

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