And Still We Rise:: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students

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Harper Collins, Mar 20, 2001 - Social Science - 432 pages
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Bestselling author of The Killing Season and veteran Los Angeles Times reporter Miles Corwin spent a school year with twelve high school seniors -- South-Central kids who qualified for a gifted program because of their exceptional IQs and test scores. Sitting alongside them in classrooms where bullets were known to rip through windows, Corwin chronicled their amazing odyssey as they faced the greatest challenges of their academic lives. And Still We Rise is an unforgettable story of transcending obstacles that would dash the hopes of any but the most exceptional spirits.

 

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User Review  - MorganBeverly - Borders

"And Still We Rise", by Miles Corwin, is one of the most influential and moving pieces of literature I have ever had the pleasure of reading. In his novel, he reveals the hardships that the gifted ... Read full review

inspiring

User Review  - changedman2 - Borders

Corwin writes about those that want to prosper and successed but live in those slums that make it extremely difficult to keep they're dreams alive. Reading about the lives of these students made it ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SEPTEMBER
17
TOYA
39
HAITI 1 i MAMA MOULTRIE
83
TONI LITTLE
99
SABREEN
108
lAIT U AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
119
SABREEN
134
DANIELLE
269
PRINCESS
285
TONI LITTLE
300
OLIVIA
309
YVONNE NOBLE
326
THE FOURTH SUBSTITUTE
343
Its Harder Than h Looks
351
TONI LITTLE
360

OlAITWi L OLIVIA
159
WILLIE
237
in NAILA
245
? Jl OLIVIA
256
TOYA
263
THE EXAM
370
MAMA MOULTRIE
386
EPILOGUE
401
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A native of Los Angeles, Miles Corwin is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the author of the critically acclaimed The Killing Season, a national bestseller. He lives with his family outside Los Angeles, California.

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