The Resource A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain and Jon Sternfeld, (electronic resource)

A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain and Jon Sternfeld, (electronic resource)

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A stone of hope : a memoir
Title
A stone of hope
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jim St. Germain and Jon Sternfeld
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Language
eng
Summary
In the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and Just Mercy, a searing memoir and clarion call to save our at-risk youth by a young black man who himself 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, young Jim St. Germain moved to Brooklyn's Crown Heights, into an overcrowded apartment with his family. He quickly adapted to street life and began stealing, dealing drugs, and growing increasingly indifferent to despair and violence. By the time he was arrested for dealing crack cocaine, he had been handcuffed more than a dozen times. At the age of fifteen the walls of the system were closing around him. But instead of prison, St. Germain was placed in "Boys Town," a nonsecure detention facility designed for rehabilitation. Surrounded by mentors and positive male authority who enforced a system based on structure and privileges rather than intimidation and punishment, St. Germain slowly found his way, eventually getting his GED and graduating from college. Then he made the bravest decision of his life: to live, as an adult, in the projects where he had lost himself, and to work to reform the way the criminal justice system treats at-risk youth. A Stone of Hope is more than an incredible coming-of-age story; told with a degree of candor that requires the deepest courage, it is also a rallying cry. No one is who they are going to be-or capable of being-at sixteen. St. Germain is living proof of this. He contends that we must work to build a world in which we do not give up on a swath of the next generation. Passionate, eloquent, and timely, illustrated with photographs throughout, A Stone of Hope is an inspiring challenge for every American, and is certain to spark debate nationwide
Cataloging source
Midwest
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St. Germain, Jim
Dewey number
361.2/092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • St. Germain, Jim
  • African American social reformers
  • Social advocacy
  • Problem youth
  • Juvenile detention homes
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain and Jon Sternfeld, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062873224
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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13448008
Publisher number
MWT13448008
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain and Jon Sternfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062873224
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13448008
Publisher number
MWT13448008
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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