Urban Dreams: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Character

Urban Dreams: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Character

by Maurice J. Elias
     
 

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Urban Dreams: Stories of Hope, Resilience, and Character is a collection of essays written by students in an urban community in New Jersey. The essays are the encapsulated life stories of their authors, writers from urban elementary, middle, and high schools were given a chance to reflect on their own lives and articulate their Laws of Life: strong values

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Urban Dreams: Stories of Hope, Resilience, and Character is a collection of essays written by students in an urban community in New Jersey. The essays are the encapsulated life stories of their authors, writers from urban elementary, middle, and high schools were given a chance to reflect on their own lives and articulate their Laws of Life: strong values and principles that guide them in everyday decision and actions. Their stories allow the hearts of children to speak and gives adults the opportunity to listen, learn, and act.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Brooks
Urban Dreams is a remarkable book, capturing the words and values of children and adolescents, many from challenging backgrounds. It reflects the insight, spirt, love, and resilience of youth rather than their despair. It also demonstrates that youngsters are willing to share their thoughts and feelings when encouraged to do so. This book will serve as a powerful catalyst for discussions among youth and adults.
Tim Shriver
To learn, a child must have a bond with a teacher and believe in the possibility of a dream, however simple or grand. Read these stories and you will be reminded of the wisdom and possibility of young learners. Consider the authors and you will realize that dreams are sometimes strongest when they emerge from a struggle. Hang on the words and you will be reminded of your own belief in a better world.
Peggy Sweeney
This book is a must read for every superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, teacher, parent, adult and child. The stories will make you laugh, cry, fill you with joy, and inspire you to make a difference in your own schools and community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761838432
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
11/27/2007
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
644,930
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.38(d)

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Peggy Sweeney
This book is a must read for every superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, teacher, parent, adult and child. The stories will make you laugh, cry, fill you with joy, and inspire you to make a difference in your own schools and community.
Robert Brooks
Urban Dreams is a remarkable book, capturing the words and values of children and adolescents, many from challenging backgrounds. It reflects the insight, spirt, love, and resilience of youth rather than their despair. It also demonstrates that youngsters are willing to share their thoughts and feelings when encouraged to do so. This book will serve as a powerful catalyst for discussions among youth and adults.

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