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Title
A stone of hope stone of hope :
Type
Text
Subject
St. Germain, Jim.
African American social reformers--United States--Biography.
Social advocacy--United States.
Problem youth--United States--Biography.
Juvenile detention homes.
Juvenile delinquents--Rehabilitation.
Juvenile delinquents--Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Penology.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: HV5805.S68 A3 2017 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 361.2/092 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2017276020
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
A searing memoir by a young black man who was a lost cause until he landed in a rehabilitation program that saved his life and gave him purpose.
Born into abject poverty in Haiti, St. Germain's family moved to Brooklyn's Crown Heights where he adapted to street life and began stealing, dealing drugs, and growing increasingly indifferent to despair and violence. At the age of fifteen he was placed in "Boys Town," a nonsecure detention facility designed for rehabilitation. Surrounded by mentors and positive male authority, St. Germain got his GED and graduated from college. Then he made the bravest decision of his life: to live in the projects and work to reform the way the criminal justice system treats at-risk youth.
Table Of Contents
Part I: Brooklyn, USA. Front-row seat ; Five square blocks ; Hustle ; Buffett ; Survival mode ; T and T's
Part II: The system. State property ; Points ; Scars ; Inside out ; Light ; Astonishing
Part III: Out. Re-entry ; Through ; Exposure ; Outward ; The circle ; The bridge ; Thousands of Kalief Browders ; Fences and billboards ; Unfinished products.
Authorized Access Point
St. Germain, Jim, stone of hope
Authorized Access Point Variant
Sternfeld, Jon, stone of hope