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We beat the street: how a friendship pact led to success

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Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drugdealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school in Newark, they recognized each other as kindred spirits who wanted to overcome the incredible odds against them and reach for opportunity. They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenge of their lives: attending college and then medical school. Along the way they made mistakes and faced disappointments, but by working hard, finding the right mentors, separating themselves from negative influences, and supporting each other, they achieved their goals--and more.

In We Beat the Street , award-winning YA author and teacher Sharon Draper brings the doctors' childhood, teenage, and young-adult anecdotes vividly to life. Brief "conversations" with the doctors at the end of each chapter provide context and advice in a friendly, nonintrusive way. Youngsters will be captivated by the men's honest accounts of the street life that threatened to swallow them up, and how they helped each other succeed beyond their wildest expectations.

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9780142406274
9780525474074
9781440695902
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Grouped Work ID 44662512-09f8-4dbc-e54d-47b79553530b
Full title we beat the street how a friendship pact led to success
Author davis sampson
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 23:58:54PM

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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 determination—and a lot of support from one another—but 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.

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subject_facet African American physicians -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American youth -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Davis, Sampson, Friendship -- Juvenile literature, Hunt, Rameck, Jenkins, George, -- 1973-, Success -- Juvenile literature, Youth with social disabilities -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display We beat the street : how a friendship pact led to success
title_full We Beat the Street How a Friendship Pact Led to Success, We beat the street : how a friendship pact led to success / by The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt) ; with Sharon M. Draper
title_short We beat the street :
title_sub how a friendship pact led to success
topic_facet African American physicians, African American youth, Biography & Autobiography, Davis, Sampson, Friendship, Hunt, Rameck, Jenkins, George, Success, Young Adult Nonfiction, Youth with social disabilities