The History Makers Nathan Mccall Summary

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According to the website The History Makers Nathan McCall is an African American author that was born November 25, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia. Lenora and J.L McCall was his parent’s, but they later got a divorce and Nathan mother and stepfather Bonnie Alvin raised him and his other siblings. In 1973 Nathan graduated from Manor high school and began attending college. Who knew Nathan life would head down a path that would have an impact on him. As a teen he had to do three years because he was a participant in an armed robbery. Nathan always had a passion for written. After getting released from prison, he turned his life around when he begins to pursue a career in journalism at Norfolk State University in 1981. In addition to writing, McCall …show more content…
There are twelve homes in the court and seven blocks away was crystal lake. Cavalier Manor is a newly built neighborhood that is for families who is not on housing anymore, but more as a working middle class family. The narrator described the surroundings of the community with fresh sprouted lawns, broad sidewalks, and a new paved street. The location description sounds like a area where you would raise your family. Their is even a welcome to Cavalier Manor sign. McCall family moved into a single-story structure home with three bedroom’s, a living room, kitchen, formal dinning room, and its own driveway that led to a garage. It is an small town where everybody knows each other. McCall stated that “ Cavalier Manor was a neighborhood filled with surrogate parents” (20). During the time in 1964, the community was a boring place to the children, yet peaceful to the adults. To keep their self entertained the children’s torture frogs, went skinny-dipping, and rode their bicycles in the middle of the street. The children’s mowed lawns and deliver newspaper to make …show more content…
They all met each other in homeroom. McCall is a person who was different and intelligent until he went to his local neighborhood school. In the book he described his self as being too skinny, big forehead, a high hair line, shy, and thick eyebrows. His mother and step father sent him to an all white school for a better education, on the other hand they sent the rest of his siblings to the neighborhood school. Nathan did not have a problem wearing his brothers old clothes until he transferred. McCall stated that “ I was into honor rolls and spelling bees. I looked all neat and boring like my mama dressed me for school” (45). Cooder is a light-skinned, short, stocky, and hip dude. This boy was the devil on Nathan shoulders because he taught he how to gamble and he was a thief himself. In their gang Cooder was the boy would always came up with ideas that would get them in and out of trouble. Chip is a dark-skinned boy who have an uncle that hang with the toughest gang

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