At a glance:
- Author: Jacqueline Woodson
- First Published: 2000
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Time of Work: Early twenty-first century
- Setting: Washington Heights, New York
- Characters: Lafayette Miguel Bailey, Charles (Charlie) Javier Bailey, Ty’ree Alfonso Bailey, Milagro Bailey, Aunt Cecile, Aaron
- Genres: Long fiction, Domestic realism
- Subjects: Family or family life, Guilt, Brothers, Bereavement or grief
- Locales: New York, NY, United States, North America
Miracle’s Boys tells the story of Lafayette, Charlie, and Ty’ree Bailey, brothers orphaned by the tragic deaths of their parents. The entire novel takes place over the course of two days, a Friday and Saturday, though it incorporates flashbacks to earlier events as well.
Charlie recently returned home after spending over two years in Rahway Home for Boys, a juvenile detention center. Watching Charlie get ready to leave the apartment with his new friend Aaron, Lafayette laments the changes that have become evident in his brother since he came home....
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