In 'Green,' A Pre-Teen Wisens Up To His Privilege : NPR

NPR | on Sun, Dec 31, 8:12 AM

It's 1992. Your hair is gelled up, you're sporting high-tops and maybe still listening to Run DMC on cassette. That's the setting for Sam Graham-Felsen's Green, a new coming-of-age novel that's also a look at race in America. It follows a friendship between two adolescent boys in Boston — one black and one white. "The narrator is a 12-year-old boy named Dave Greenfeld," Graham-Felsen says. "... He's one of only three white kids in his entire middle school, and the last thing he wants is to al...

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