You all know that I love a good geographically correct book set in Chicago. This story is so much more than that, of course. A look inside day to day life of a family on the South Side of the city. T'Shawn lives with his Mom, sister and soon his older brother will be released from prison and he will live with them again also. That fact causes T some anxiety as his brother has been gone two years and was not a good guy when he left.
T has an interest in diving and gets a scholarship to a diving club right around the time his brother arrives home so he has a lot of changes all at once. There are some issues with the neighborhood/ reentry/ parole officer stuff- all valid concerns for all of the characters. It all works out in the end which is nice because in real life it often doesn't wrap up in a neat bow.
Courage by Barbara Binns July 31, 2018
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I think teens will get a lot of reading this story as they do reading anything by Jason Alexander or Angie Thomas. It is suitable for younger readers which is a plus in the category of book.