Anthony and DeAndre stood in the snack line studying the menu. They'd stared at its sun-bleached images of ice cream and chips every day so far this school year. It was a ritual, matching their mood... [+]
Morgan Hatch has taught middle school in Los Angeles for 25 years. He graduated from Harvard and earned a doctorate from UCLA. "Tamale Wednesdays" is his first published work. He lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife.