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Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He’s a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown, Stony Gap, Virginia.... Red’s daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt..... Through his friendship with Thomas, Beau, Rosie, and Miss Georgia, Red starts to see there’s a lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world.Learn more about the book and author at Kathryn Erskine's website.
There are a few characters who pop into mind immediately:
Miss Georgia: Cicely Tyson
Mr. Walter: Morgan Freeman
Beau: Matt...[read on]
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