Lorenzo Walker Tech HS & Institute of Tech

Monday, March 12, 2007

Off the Shelf 0607-14

We Beat the Street:
How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

By Doctors Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Sharon M. Draper
© 2005

This biographical account of Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins as they describe their school years in the New Jersey housing projects is an inspirational tale of grit, uncertain confidence, and interdependent support. Though their temptations are numerous and the environment less than friendly, these three demonstrated their potential and excelled – and they returned to practice medicine and dentistry in their old neighborhoods!

Their stories are real, demonstrating the value of family and friendship as an antidote to criminal activity. Even their short flirtations with negative behavior are lessons to challenge the relationships with each other and with their ultimate career goals.

A quick and enjoyable read, this book serves as an example for students drawn to health-related careers, as well as those questioning their career goals.

2006 Florida Teen Read

My recommendation: 4 ½ out of 5 stars
Submitted by M. Coleman, Media Specialist

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