Judy Goldman. Early Leaving. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

The night he graduates from a prestigious private high school in Charlotte, N.C., valedictorian Early Smallwood shoots and kills an African American teenager. This novel follows Early’s mother Kathryne as she tries to understand the events of that night and reflects on Early’s childhood, wondering if there was something she could have done in order to prevent the tragedy.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2004, Goldman, Judy, Mecklenburg, Piedmont

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