Three eleven-year-old children--black Randy, product-of-a-broken-home Nancy and leader Pete--grow up in a small California town, dealing with the typical problems of a '70s adolescent. Written by
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The three friends were a white girl, a white boy, and a black boy, not the most common grouping at the time. I remember a particularly poignant episode where the white boy has lied to his athletic father, claiming to be the star pitcher on his little league team. The old man will never know - he works 6 days a week running his dry cleaning business. Then the dad announces he will make a major sacrifice and take Saturday off just to see the kid play. Horrified, the boy seeks advice from his older sister:
Sister: Just tell him. You can talk to your father. He's not going to hit you.
Boy (with a whine that makes it clear how much worse this is): He'll LOOK at me!
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