This still stands as my favorite WDM work. Written as a screenplay interspersed with notes or journal entries, it is the story of Steve Harmon, a 16-year-old who was in the wrong place at the wrong time and faces murder charges as a result.
Jimmy’s father shows up out of nowhere after nine years, and takes him from his home in Harlem with Mama Jean to Chicago, where he has “work”. On the trip, Jimmy learns about his father and himself.
This is the sequel to Hoops.A young man from Harlem wins a scholarship to a college in Indiana, where he deals with making tough choices while faced with temptations and obstacles. In a nod to New Jersey, the college is “Montclare State” (note the spelling change).