by Jerrold Ladd
His mother was drowning in a sea of hopelessness and addiction. His community was decimated by violence, cut off from the American dream. As a child, he was forced to steal for his food, dodge bullets on his way to school. Twenty-one years later, Jerrold Ladd emerged. How he did so is a story of perseverance and courage virtually unparalleled in the literature of modern, urban America. A devastating portrait of our racial divide and those caught within it, this moving, inspiring, and important true story challenges us to see a young black man growing up poor in west Dallas--as well as ourselves--in a brilliant new light of honesty and hope.
Hardcover: 195 pages