Race, ethnicity, and social status are big issues in society today. If you want to read what these issues were like in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, Everybody's Favorite Brother is the book for you. This is a semi-autobiographical piece that goes into detail about what life was like for a Black family living in Washington, DC, in the late 20th century.
Learn more about social justice, crime, family, and spirituality by reading this true account of two brothers’ trials and experiences.
The author of this book had a favorite brother, a brother who lived life in the fastest lane possible. While the author was studious and law-abiding, his brother was drawn to the pitfalls of inner-city life. This book shows that our actions have consequences, and its themes of spirituality, drug use, and family are impactful for everyone who reads it.
Children can learn how important it is to live on the right side of the law, and adults can learn what it was like to live as a black family in Washington, DC, increasing their empathy and understanding.