From a troubled youth navigating the mean streets of the South Bronx to an inspiring educational activist who evokes praise from the likes of President Barack Obama, Geoffrey Canada has made a remarkable personal journey that cemented his dedication to underserved youth. His award-winning work was featured in Davis Guggenheimas documentary Waiting for aSuperman, a and he has been hailed by media, activists, teachers, and national leaders. Michelle Obama called him aone of my heroes, a and Oprah Winfrey refers to him as aan angel from God.a Here, Canada draws on his years of work with inner-city youth and on his own turbulent boyhood to offer a moving and revelatory look at the little-understood emotional lives of boys. And who better for this task than the man Elizabeth Mehren of the Los Angeles Times calls aone of this countryas leading advocates for youth.a From the Trade Paperback edition.It was with one of these stale, half-smoked cigarettes that I first began. My brother and I straightened out the crushed cigarette and lit it. We puffed on the stub without inhaling. I remember thinking, aquot;This isna#39;t so hard.aquot; We put the cigaretteanbsp;...
|Title||:||Reaching Up for Manhood|
|Publisher||:||Beacon Press - 2000-11-07|