And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students
by Miles Corwin
Los Angeles Times journalist Miles Corwin spent a year in the classroom with the members of the only gifted magnet program in South-Central Los ... Show synopsis Los Angeles Times journalist Miles Corwin spent a year in the classroom with the members of the only gifted magnet program in South-Central Los Angeles. A remarkable group of young scholars, these seniors have managed to excel despite the volatile environment in which they live. And Still We Rise is a moving chronicle of their courage, achievements, strength, and resilient spirit -- including their personal crises, catastrophes, and triumphs -- over an unforgettable school year. Focusing, too, on the clash of two teachers -- one with a passion for traditional literature, the other with a progressive and Afrocentric teaching style -- this fascinating book offers an inspirational portrait of inner-city kids who beat the odds.
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