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Judge Pens Novel for Teen Readers

It's not uncommon for judges to pen non-fiction, such as legal tomes or memoirs. But Middlesex Superior Court justice Julian Houston is writing fiction for teenagers.

In his novel "New Boy," Houston tells the story of 16-year-old Rob Garrett, an African American from Virginia in the 1950s. Garrett is the new boy at "Draper," a Connecticut prep-school similar to the one Judge Houston attended when he was a teen during the early days of the civil rights movement.

Bob Oakes recently spoke with Julian Houston about "New Boy"and its roots in the judge's own life.

This program aired on November 21, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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