Ghost Boys

Courtyes of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes vividly recalls her earliest years, growing up in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood in the 1950s and early 1960s. One reason is all the storytelling.

Through third grade, Rhodes and her younger sister were among the kids raised by her grandmother, who years earlier had come north from Georgia. Summer nights were spent on the front stoop on West North Avenue.