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Voices of Determination tells the stories of ten children who overcame extraordinarily difficult circumstances to get an education and end the cycle of generational poverty. It debunks the myth that children are victims of circumstance. In this moving work, Kevin P. Chavous argues that children can and will succeed if the educational system provides them with the opportuni ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published December 31st 2011 by Transaction Publishers
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Voices of Determination: Children that Defy the Odds is a book I won from a giveaway (Thank you!). I am very pleased that I was given the chance to read and review this book. I loved the idea of the book--a book about children in bad situations struggling to make their own path. If Goodreads allowed half-stars, I would rate this 3.5 stars.

I very much enjoyed the children's stories. It was nice that each child was different, and that a variety of situations were addressed. While I felt for each
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Kevin P. Chavous is a noted attorney, author, and national education reform leader. As a former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and its education committee chair, Chavous was at the forefront of promoting change within the District Public school system and helped to shepherd the charter school movement and school choice into the nation's capital.
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