"On Friday night, each kid would get the money from his father, and on Monday he would bring it to the school.".
"There was shame in going to the Worthy Boys Annual Christmas Dinner for you and your kind, because everybody knew what a worthy boy was.".
My favorite quote, "I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had school for that.".
"All she saw from the front of the room was a little black boy who squirmed in his idiot's seat and made noises and poked the kids around him.".