The Resource We beat the street : how a friendship pact helped us succeed, by The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt) ; with Sharon M. Draper., (electronic resource)

We beat the street : how a friendship pact helped us succeed, by The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt) ; with Sharon M. Draper., (electronic resource)

Label
We beat the street : how a friendship pact helped us succeed
Title
We beat the street
Title remainder
how a friendship pact helped us succeed
Statement of responsibility
by The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt) ; with Sharon M. Draper.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Making a pact to stick together through the rough times in their impoverished Newark neighborhood, three boys found the strength and determination to work through their difficulties in order to complete high school, get through college, and attend medical school together. Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. When they met in high school, they recognized in each other the desire and ability to "beat the street." Along the way they made mistakes, faced disappointments, and nearly failed, but by working hard, finding positive role models, resisting negative influences, and supporting each other at every turn, they achieved their goals, and more. Today they call themselves the Three Doctors, and work in the same community where they grew up--where they run The Three Doctors Foundation, creating opportunities for inner-city communities through education, mentoring, and health awareness.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Sampson
Dewey number
  • 610/.92/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
860
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
R695
LC item number
.D382 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jenkins, George
  • Hunt, Rameck
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Sampson
  • Jenkins, George
  • Hunt, Rameck
  • Davis, Sampson
  • Hunt, Rameck
  • Jenkins, George
  • African American physicians
  • Youth with social disabilities
  • African American youth
  • Friendship
  • Success
  • African American physicians
  • African American youth
  • Friendship
  • Success
  • Youth with social disabilities
  • New Jersey
Target audience
juvenile
Label
We beat the street : how a friendship pact helped us succeed, by The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt) ; with Sharon M. Draper., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A5EB0AF2-5589-4D5A-B2C6-1B980FD31DD5
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You don't have to cut my foot off, do you? : hanging tough -- Oh, man, you're in trouble again! : school problems -- Isn't that school in the ghetto? : influential teachers -- We're gonna jack us some icees from Jack's! : temptation and its consequences -- How much do you need? : dreams and missed opportunities -- Are you Godzilla or King Kong? : the beginnings of a dream -- Yeah, man. They say the driver's dead : living and dying on the streets -- I don't even know anybody who went to college : entering seventh grade ; making good grades -- You kids are gonna get yourself killed : the call of the streets -- What's up with that? You think you better than us? : so easy to fall into the drug scene -- A sticky web of bright pink silly string across the astonished teacher's face : foolishness and understanding -- I think we could all do this--the three of us--together! : the beginning of the Pact -- If he dies, you get charged with attempted murder : Thanksgiving in jail -- How do you plead? the judge asked. Guilty, your honor : never again -- Not only had their sons survived, but they were heading to college : strengthening the Pact -- It feels good, man. It's like doing push-ups with my brain! : the possibility of success -- The boy's neck bent in an odd way, and his body fell limp : the end of violence and the start of giving back -- Yo, yo, yo! Check it out! Check it out! : rap stars? -- For the first time since high school, the three of us won't be together : hanging in there -- Driving while Black : the possibility of losing the dream -- Sometimes you gotta fail in order to succeed : going back to where it all began -- To friends -- Shout-outs!
Control code
o489495949
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
194 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440694479
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o489495949
  • (OCoLC)489495949
Label
We beat the street : how a friendship pact helped us succeed, by The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt) ; with Sharon M. Draper., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A5EB0AF2-5589-4D5A-B2C6-1B980FD31DD5
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You don't have to cut my foot off, do you? : hanging tough -- Oh, man, you're in trouble again! : school problems -- Isn't that school in the ghetto? : influential teachers -- We're gonna jack us some icees from Jack's! : temptation and its consequences -- How much do you need? : dreams and missed opportunities -- Are you Godzilla or King Kong? : the beginnings of a dream -- Yeah, man. They say the driver's dead : living and dying on the streets -- I don't even know anybody who went to college : entering seventh grade ; making good grades -- You kids are gonna get yourself killed : the call of the streets -- What's up with that? You think you better than us? : so easy to fall into the drug scene -- A sticky web of bright pink silly string across the astonished teacher's face : foolishness and understanding -- I think we could all do this--the three of us--together! : the beginning of the Pact -- If he dies, you get charged with attempted murder : Thanksgiving in jail -- How do you plead? the judge asked. Guilty, your honor : never again -- Not only had their sons survived, but they were heading to college : strengthening the Pact -- It feels good, man. It's like doing push-ups with my brain! : the possibility of success -- The boy's neck bent in an odd way, and his body fell limp : the end of violence and the start of giving back -- Yo, yo, yo! Check it out! Check it out! : rap stars? -- For the first time since high school, the three of us won't be together : hanging in there -- Driving while Black : the possibility of losing the dream -- Sometimes you gotta fail in order to succeed : going back to where it all began -- To friends -- Shout-outs!
Control code
o489495949
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
194 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440694479
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o489495949
  • (OCoLC)489495949

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