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THE DREAM BEARER
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
feels that it is easier for someone from Africa to become an American than
it is for him. He lives in Harlem -- a place with empty buildings
and empty promises. He tells his son that every time you see a boarded
up building in Harlem, you're looking at a promise that somebody didn't
keep. Reuben gets nervous sometimes when he doesn't take his medicine.
His wife and sons are the ones who suffer the most from this. He
sees his family fracturing. His wife is working for an agency that
wants to turn an abandoned building into a homeless shelter. The
problem is, Reuben works at that building. His oldest son is experimenting
with drugs and gangs. And he just doesn't understand 12-year-old
David at all.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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