“Kids Under the Latch Key”


During the summer of 1987, then sixteen-year-old Grace Bradshaw, her younger brother Max, and neighborhood friends befriend Randy Spence, a twenty-one-year-old mentally disabled man with the IQ of a child.

Mocked by many in the corrupt small town, Randy is taken under wing and protected by his younger friends as he and the kids learn hard lessons about the way most people treat those who are different.

Along the way, Grace and her younger kids also learn shocking lessons about good and evil.

A first-person narrative told by a now middle-aged and widowed Grace Bradshaw McGuire to her adult children, “Kids Under the Latch Key” is a heart-touching story of the summer which prompted her to question God and challenged her initial belief that all humans are inherently good.


STOP! Use kindness, not bullying…! — Voon Semoon

This blogger talks about bullying and cyberbullying and lists several movies on the subject! Great job!

Many of us have dealt with bullying at some point in our lives. But for today’s kids, bullying is more common than ever because of rapidly evolving technologies and mobile devices and social media platforms. Bullying used to be played on the playground with swear words, shoveling in the hallway, or notes from the study […]

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