In the second of three books about a poor family living in the Bronx in the 1940’s, Laura, the older sister, has to cope with the pleasures and pains of going off to camp.
Marilyn gives an overview of the book:
I was born in the Bronx, New York City. The street I lived on had no trees or flowers, but it had children – lots and lots of children. The street didn’t go anywhere important, and cars seldom came through. In the summertime, it was frequently closed to traffic.