BY WALTER DEAN MYERS
16 year old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout. Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of "the system." Steve is forced to think about who he is as he faces prison, where he may spend all the tomorrows of his life. As a way of coping with the horrific events that entangle him, Steve, an amateur filmmaker, decides to transcribe his trial into a script, but despite his efforts, reality is blurred and his vision obscured until he can no longer tell who he is or what is the truth.
Amistad 1999 280 PP. Paper