Bone by Bone by Bone
Friendship between white and black is rare in 1950s Tennessee. David's dad is determined that his son will grow up to be a doctor like himself. David studies the human bones, and secretly teaches them in turn to his black friend, Malcolm. in a rage, Dr. Church forbids Malcolm to ever enter their home and threatens to kill him if he does. David tries to change his dad's mind, but when Malcolm crosses the line, Dr. Church grabs his shotgun. Ages 12-17.