Title: Miracle's Boys
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Copyright Date: 2000 Number of Pages: 133
Setting: Manhatten ,New York
Main Characters: Lafayette -12, Charlie -15, and Ty'ree -22
Summary: The story is about Lafayette who's relationship with his older brother had changed ever since he came out of a detention home. Charlie blames Lafayette for the death of his mother, Milagro. Thier father, Lafayette had also died before Lafayette was born. Ever since Charlie came out of Rahway the detention home he had gone to for 2 years he had changed for the worse. Now Charlie is a very hostile against his brother Lafayette and wants nothing to do with him, he hangs with the wrong people aswell. Lafayette used to be very close to his brother Charlie but now all that has changed and he refers to Charlie as '' Newcharlie '' because he came back from Rahway a different person. Lafayette now just hangs around his house and isn't the same person was before his mother died. Ty'ree just works pays bills and doesn't go out much anymore because their
social worker says that Lafayette and Charlie are home alone to much. One day when Charlie and his friend Aaron were talking about gangs and such speaking among themselves while Lafayette was just sitting on his bed thinking and listening and before Charlie and Aaron left Charlie turned around and called Lafayette '' Later Milagro killer ''. Milagro means '' miracle '' in Spanish. Thier mother was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico but her family came to the states when she was a little girl. Charlie knows the most spanish out of the three brothers and Lafayette is now taking spanish. Ty'ree just came back from work and came in to the house while he was watching t.v . They were chatting a bit and then Ty'ree started dinner and suggested that they go to a film. They were talking about Charlie and Ty'ree was telling him that it wasn't his fault that their mother died because Charlie was always blaming...