Chasing Crows: A True Detroit Success Story

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In order to enjoy life's successes you must first endure and overcome life's adversities. This is a fact well known by Kevin Brown, author of Chasing Crows: A True Detroit Success Story.

Chasing Crows presents the true events of a child born to poverty and subjected to a dysfunctional household. Stricken with illiteracy and having experienced molestation, a young Kevin Brown failed both the
3r...d and 7th grades in school. As a teen Kevin ...

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Overview

In order to enjoy life's successes you must first endure and overcome life's adversities. This is a fact well known by Kevin Brown, author of Chasing Crows: A True Detroit Success Story.

Chasing Crows presents the true events of a child born to poverty and subjected to a dysfunctional household. Stricken with illiteracy and having experienced molestation, a young Kevin Brown failed both the
3r...d and 7th grades in school. As a teen Kevin became involved in gangs and was later convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to prison at the age of 18. Despite his misfortunes and emotional battles, Kevin promised to redeem himself once he was released from prison. Only having completed the 9th grade and possessing a GED which he obtained in prison, Kevin set out on an inspirational journey for redemption, to become a role model for his sons and to inspire and uplift his community and nation.

Chasing Crows shares in intimate detail the tragedies and triumphs of
Kevin's journey from dismal beginnings to being recognized as one of the most prolific students to ever attend Wayne State University. This is truly one of the great stories of our time and inspires each of us to relentlessly pursue our dreams, passions and purpose without discernment or doubt.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983174363
  • Publisher: Second Time Media
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 968,187
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    I read this book in one day because I just could not put it down

    I read this book in one day because I just could not put it down. Our troubled youth in America needs to know what a courageous, remarkable person that you are.. One who has overcome lifes hurdles and was determined to become no matter what, the man that he is today. A perfect role model for his sons to look up too.. As I always say, good things do come out of Detroit...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    Chasing Crows is real, its more than a book its life lessons th

    Chasing Crows is real, its more than a book its life lessons that each and everyone of ,us can learn from and be inspired. If you have a dream of doing something great, you want to get this book, if you are a teacher, you want to get this book, if you know of young people in trouble you should get this book, if you are a mother, you want to get this book, if you are a father get this book, if you are a student get this book, if you are a human being, you want to get this book!!!

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    I finished reading Chasing Crows last night and was honestly tou

    I finished reading Chasing Crows last night and was honestly touched and inspired by your story. For so many reasons (personal and professional), I was Blessed by reading about your recount of your childhood and how much that can impact an adult survivor, emotionally, physically and otherwise...even as you went forward achieving so much externally. You really demonstrated a courageous boldness Kev B. Brown, by sharing your self openly and with a vulnerable honesty that so many men many never openly acknowledge.Pg. 204 made me cry. I am often angry about so many of the things that happen to our young people, and for those in certain groups and classes, who experience too much. Trauma effects people far beyond what we often realize or speak about and it effects our lives, our relationships and what we become if we don't address it or make a conscious effort to change. Your life really is a living testimony and I hope others will be able to hear your story. ~ Amy Dowd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    A true testimony of redemption and righting your wrongs!! Mr. Br

    A true testimony of redemption and righting your wrongs!! Mr. Brown is a master storyteller who brought me to tears with his descriptive writing that told the story of a man with drive and ambition, no matter what cards he was dealt. A must read, and a definite gift to give to that one child that you see heading down the wrong path. This book says that all is not lost. There is still hope!! Bravo!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    great story.......a tell all inspiration!!!!!!

    great story.......a tell all inspiration!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    I bought this book yesterday (April 09, 2013) I read the entire

    I bought this book yesterday (April 09, 2013) I read the entire book from cover to cover, that is the first for me and I'm a student. Kevin has an amazing story that needs to told all over. It's so many young men that think their the only one facing certain things trials and tribulations; but this book will let them know there not alone and that they can over their "Crow". This book also inspired me in my educational goals. This book captured my attention and I wasn't able to put it down. I would highly recommend this book. I would also suggest that you buy a few copies and donate them to some young men/woman who are in need of some guidance and hope. I wish Kevin Brown the absolute best on his journey, he is truly called to do what he is doing. Keep up the good work and touch as many lives as possible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Our oldest brother sent me this book, I was hesitant  to read it

    Our oldest brother sent me this book, I was hesitant  to read it because your father, who is my father also was absent in my life too, but as i read your story i couldn't help but cry. I'm so sorry. You made it through all that. I live in northern NJ and I want this book to be read by the students & young men & women in our  Schools, Communities & Churches. Kevin, you have my love now and forever, your sister Diana Nickens.I rate this book ***** five stars and One extra for being able to talk about it.              

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