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The Resource A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain with Jon Sternfeld

A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain with Jon Sternfeld

Label
A stone of hope : a memoir
Title
A stone of hope
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jim St. Germain with Jon Sternfeld
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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St. Germain, Jim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sternfeld, Jon
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  • St. Germain, Jim
  • African American young men
  • Drug dealers
  • Juvenile delinquents
Label
A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain with Jon Sternfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780062458797
Lccn
bl2017023141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A stone of hope : a memoir, Jim St. Germain with Jon Sternfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780062458797
Lccn
bl2017023141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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