There Are No Children Here - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Alex Kotlowitz
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Lafeyette is given a year's probation and is required to perform a hundred hours of community service at the Boys Club. He enjoys working with small children but his troubles don't end with probation. The author helps both brothers get into a private parochial school named Providence-St. Mel. The school is strict but the children are financially rewarded if they make the honor roll. It is a hundred percent black with three quarters of the children from the neighborhood. Over ninety percent of each graduating class goes on to college. A year later Pharoah is thriving at the school but Lafeyette drops out and returns to public school as he finds the work too challenging. At least he has learned a lot and developed an enthusiasm for the Aztecs and various books. He also has learned to ask for help, something which was always a challenge for him...

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