The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers
The Cruisers are getting angrier and angrier about Alvin criticizing the African Americans and saying that they are uncivilized. So the cruisers hatch a plan to make alvin embarrassed about saying these things. Mean while, Zander’s dad wants to make a subpoena but Zander doesn’t want to live with his dad.
My connection is that in my school in America we learned about slavery and segregation which is what Zander is dealing with.
I think that the plot of this story is Zander and the Cruisers disagree with Alvin and make him admit that what he said was wrong.