Our Song

Source: Common Sense Media

OUR SONG unfolds over one summer in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Lanisha (Kerry Washington, in her first film role), Maria (Melissa Martinez), and Joycelyn (Anne Simpson) are great friends and hard-working members of the Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band (an actual band). Finding out that their high school is being shut down because of asbestos contamination is the first of several events that shake up the trio’s fragile world. Over the course of those short months the girls must contend with a friend’s suicide, a pregnancy, exacting parental expectations, and an unwelcome change to their friendship’s status quo. Each one deals uniquely with the challenges that come her way, relying upon parents, friends and, most significantly, each other to resolve the issues and to make the hard transitions that are so much a part of every teen’s life.

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