Jamestown's American Portraits This Generation of Americans Softcover
It is August 1963, and 13-year-old Clayton Banks is a month away from starting high school. If life were simply about playing baseball, Clayton's life would be perfect. But the Civil Rights Movement is changing the world around him, and Clayton not only wants to understand it, he wants to participate. His brother, John-Two, home from college, exposes Clayton to the movement's ideals of nonviolence as well as the reality of violence directed at its workers. John-Two's militancy is a catalyst for Clayton to discover what he believes in. The young men's father, a respected dentist, thinks the movement is full of troublemakers, which will only lead to hard times for blacks. Clayton must decide if he wants to defy his father or follow the urgings of his own beliefs.