We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
Sampson Davis (A), George Jenkins (A), Rameck Hunt (A), Sharon Draper (A)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Biographies / Friendship / Doctors - 2006)
Description: Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of determinationäóîand a lot of support from one anotheräóîbut despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded. Retold with the help of an award-winning author, this younger adaptation of the adult hit novel The Pact is a hard-hitting, powerful, and inspirational book that will speak to young readers everywhere. (196 pgs) Ages 10 +
Ashay says, "This book is a wonderful mentoring book and is essential for African American young males. Becuase of their friendship, commitment and their desire to make it, these three doctors are perfect role models for today's youth. Very inspirational. A must read and a must have for the classroom and library."
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces