That ended up being Gerald in Forged by Fire.
So those two books meet in the middle as companion books.
In one vignette, Draper has teachers talking about how little you can really expect from blacks, and how Andy, being black, surely can't be all that upset by the death of his friend.
I WROTE Tears of a Tiger first, but Forged by Fire HAPPENS first.
Andy does have all kinds of support: his coach is an understanding man; Keisha, his love, is as kind and gentle with Andy as one could ask for until even she has had enough of his tears and depression which he often hides behind outrageous behavior.
How is Andy like many young people today?
He doesn't do as well in school as he could because that wouldn't be cool for a black basketball player; he sees his father as a sell out to the white establishment; he and his friends are hassled when entering stores.
How does it compare to high schools in your community.
From that horrendous scene, Draper relates how Tyrone and, BJ., the other boys in the car, are able to move on with life, Tyrone through a supportive relationship with Rhonda, and BJ.
How are sports important in the lives of young people?
But at the crucial moment when he needs them, his psychologist is flying to California, the coach isn't home, and Keisha's mother won't wake her up for an after midnight phone call.
How could Andy's family had been more successful?
Don't forget the human relations committee meeting tonight after school."
Read the quotes above and explain how the point of view of the character who makes the observation influences the description.