By Bibi Belford
When he transfers to James Ward, a Chicago public tuition, he unearths out there’s a massive distinction at public university: the youngsters aren’t all Irish—in truth, they aren’t even all white. It isn’t lengthy prior to Billy’s stumbled on a brand new ally in Foster, one other 5th grader who additionally doesn’t have any funds, loves baseball, and simply occurs to be black.
Billy is lovely convinced pores and skin colour doesn’t subject. no longer while he and Foster are only horsing round, enjoying baseball, engaged on the docks of the canal, and development a raft at their mystery hideout on Bridgeport’s Bubbly Creek. yet within the purple summer time of 1919, it does matter.
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