We Beat the Street review by AK
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success
by Rameck Hunt, Sharon M. Draper, George Jenkins, Sampson Davis
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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AK
Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - Carrollton, TX, United States
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An inspiring account of three inner city boys who succeed in overcoming the odds, entering college, and fulfilling their dreams, "We Beat the Street" is a marvelous work. Written for kids, this book selects incidents from the lives of each of the three doctors in order to illustrate the great obstacles they had to surmount and the truth that street life won't pay off in the end. The reader follows Sampson, George, and Rameck as they journey from first grade through medical school, and watches them as they achieve their goals in triumph. "We Beat the Street" shows the tragedy of street life and the necessity of aid for these communities.

Opinion: 

The content of "We Beat the Street" was skillfully edited and condensed for younger readers, making it graspable for that age level. The style was simple, but attractive, and the message was excellent. It forcefully imparted a warning, and encouraged higher education, especially for those who doubt their ability to achieve such educational goals. "Street" was quite simply one of the best books I have ever read on the subject, and deserves a wide audience.

 

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - nothing offensive
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