Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: YA Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 4/5 (very good)
Yearly Count: 50
Three half-black, half-Puerto Rican brothers, Ty'ree (21), Charlie (15) and Lafayette (12), raise themselves in New York City after the death of their parents. The youngest is the narrator.
This was a very short book, but I really liked it. Woodson captured the emotions of these boys brilliantly. It's a sad story and secrets are revealed, but in the long run it's positive and touching.
Jacqueline Woodson was the keynote speaker at an educators conference just a few years back, and I really enjoyed her as a person, not just an author.