Phyllisia Cathy (intelligent, lonely, and proud) and Edith Jackson (poor, street-smart, and responsible) form a friendship that survives cruelty, misunderstanding, and betrayal. The Friends is a coming-of-age story with a twist, as society, parents, and clashing values forge a bond between two teenagers.
Real Cool"poem by Gwendolyn Brooks
Fire"poem by Audre Lorde
Sincere Friendship"short story by Clarice Lispector
Winesburg, Ohiofiction by Sherwood Anderson
His Daughter 'Pie'"letter by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Her Daughter Linda"letter by Anne Sexton
by Naomi Shihab Nye