Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: Inner Visions

I was assigned to tutor Rashawn, a 7-year-old first grader at an inner-city school. He barely looked at me when we were introduced. His posture was military-straight; his head bowed. - p. 3 

For Friday 56:
She was following an old family recipe for life--one that put children in the mix when the mother and father were still very young. Jill had all the necessary ingredients to attain a future that was different from her childhood. She was very bright, and motivated, but no one had given her the directions to make the best choices. - p.  56
Synopsis: Inner Visions, is an astonishing book about the reality of inner-city neighborhoods where it seems all hope and vision for a better future has been abandoned. Jan Thrope takes the reader on a tour through the most poverty-stricken areas of Cleveland, Ohio, to show the despair and how some of the residents are pulling together to make positive changes with hard work and innovative thinking. This book is a testament to the human spirit and that despite the situations some people have been born into, they still want better for themselves and their community.
Don't you love good news? This book is lots of good news, on the ground, real stories of real people. I love how people can make a difference. If you need a bit of a pick me up or something to brighten your day, this is it!

I'm having Jan Thrope, the author over, and a giveaway of Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope starting March 5, so I hope you pop by my blog next week.

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Replies
    1. it sure was! happy sunday, freda! (oh and i posted about the blogger opp too!)

  2. That looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings on Fridays!

    Rose City Reader

    1. thanks for popping over. and thanks for hosting as always, gilion.

  3. This sounds great - you only get out of life what you put into it.

    1. for sure! i hope you come back for the giveaway!


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