The 61st Street Gang (Paperback)
In the summer of 1963, most people in West Chester, Pennsylvania, are celebrating with Hula-Hoops, Dairy Queen treats, and fireworks. Kofi Roundtree and his cousins are chasing after fireflies in the dark, hoping to gain a magic wish. Kofi and his family are very poor, so wishes are the refuge that leads to dreams. Unusual events begin to suggest that Kofi, a boy of deep faith and imagination, may have some of his wishes granted. Some of the granted wishes seem to emerge from coincidence and happenstance, some of them involve the loving involvement of family members, and some can only be linked to a benevolent, unseen force. What happens to this poor boy from the rural meadows of Pennsylvania to change his life forever?
About the Author
Sidney Scott was reading books by the age of four. He has always loved books of all kinds, but thanks to writers like Langston Hughes and Jerry Spinelli, Scott developed a love for storytelling. His stories depict realistic, and lovable characters as they travel through true and turbulent points in history in his first full-fledged novel, The 61st Street Gang. His easy reading style should appeal to readers of all ages. Sidney Scott currently teaches middle school English in a respected school district in southeastern Pennsylvania.