Reaching Up for Manhood

Reaching Up for Manhood

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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 Guggenheima€™s documentary Waiting for a€œSuperman, a€ and he has been hailed by media, activists, teachers, and national leaders. Michelle Obama called him a€œone of my heroes, a€ and Oprah Winfrey refers to him as a€œan 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 a€œone of this countrya€™s 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
Author:Geoffrey Canada
Publisher:Beacon Press - 2000-11-07


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