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We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

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Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doc ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by Puffin Books (first published April 21st 2005)
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Dimitra H.
We Beat the Street
The Three Doctors,
Sampson Davis
George Jenkins
Rameck Hunt
Nonfiction
194 pages

Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental feilds, they made a pact amongst themselves that they would go to collage and become doctors. It took a l
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Sam
This book was called “We Beat the Street.” The writers were the three doctors, Dr. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Sharon M. Draper. It was about three kids that grew up in the “hood.” A rough part of town where they saw killing, drugs, and all sorts of things that you usually do not see to often. These three kids were one of the smartest in his class but people told them that they were not suppose to show it because it made them look ‘dumb’. They had goals though once the ...more
Godxkobe
The story We Beat the Streets by Sharon M. Draper is the remarkable true story of how three kids from bad neighborhoods that were just full of drugs, gangs, violence, and crime and how they banded together to overcome these disadvantages to become doctors. They made a pact to do well in school, get good grades, go to college, and become successful doctors. They did this by always being there for one another and supporting each other whenever they needed it the most. Without the support of one an ...more
Heaven Griffin
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Lisa
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Joabany Carreto
I read this book called "We Beat the Streets" by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt. This book is about this three authors that become doctors. They grew up in a bad street in New Jersey called Newark. There was lots of violence where they lived, so they would have to support and depend on each other.

The characters are Sampson, George, and Rameck that struggled in their neighborhood because there were lots of drugs, poverty, and apathy and they could not deal with that anymore so tha
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mr talywacker
We beat the streets was a good and inspiring book to read. This was the first full book I have finished in a long time. The authors made it so I wanted to keep reading by making it interesting with clues and leads to what is going to happen next. The story was plotted in Newark, New Jersey in the projects. There were three kids named Sampson, George, and Remeck. They all face hard times in the streets with drugs and street violence everywhere. The three kids were all very smart and at the top o ...more
Qalid Abdi
i like beat the street because its tells you have
The book focuses on three friends: Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt. These three students all met at the “University of High School” during this time they made a friendship pact to get through life itself. All three kids grew up as members of low income families so it was very hard to get the things they wanted. Every time one of these kids were to get in trouble I would think positive for them because I like these characters. Their
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Jaja Borja-Laure
I finished reading this book in a jiffy. This book is very straightforward, very easy to love and, most of all, very friendly to my almond-shaped peepers! Even a fourth grader will appreciate this!

It tells the story of three colored (hope I'm politically correct) kids living in a challenging environment in New Jersey. These things are common in their daily grind: drugs, peer pressure, street crimes, cop sirens and other things often found in gangster movies. While most kids their age lived in a
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Nic
What a great book! I love how seriously it acknowledges the pressures and dangers of life in low-income urban neighborhoods, the temptation to get involved with drugs and crime, and the things that people sometimes do without thinking them through. It also shows good examples of people supporting teens, whether through encouragement, discipline, or forgiveness. I thought it a very strong point that Rameck could have had his dreams derailed at least twice if not for the understanding of people li ...more
Angel Cortes
this book is about three kids named sampson remek and gearge. they beat the streets by becoming doctors. nd they did so by creating a pact that would lead them thru highschool and college and medical school. but mostly thru the years they had to spren living in the streets. they had overcome many challenges thru their first years but they had to do it for the rest of their lives. and that was the hardest part.
i can connect to this book because i am going thru what they are aswell. i live in a ki
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Jhoana
I thought this book was good because it made me think about my future and I liked this book because the story had a lot of intresting stories of their life when they were younger.
Shaliz Khanal
I thought this book was really good. I would suggest this book to a friend because it is non fiction and true stories are not always good but this book is really good.
Danielle
We Beat the Streets- BIOGRAPHY/ AUTOBIOGRAPHY
This is an amazing and truly inspiring book that I think students and educators alike should have the opportunity to read. It is an easy read and hard to put down. This true story takes place in the drug and gang ridden streets of Newark, New Jersey. It follows the lives of three African American boys, Sam, George and Rameck, and their unbreakable friendship as they defeat all odds and become doctors. The book switches between each of the boy’s stori
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Matthewqaz
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Jose Avila
“We beat the streets” is a great success story. It’s about three friends that meet in high school. As time goes by, they make a pact that they will go to college together. But before they meet, their childhoods are filled with drugs, violence, and jail time. They all in their childhood promise that they would never get involved with drugs. All three do something that takes away from those who use drugs. After making it to college, the three friends start to rap. With this they get to meet the gr ...more
Mia Lipsitz
We beat the street is a story about three African-American guys, George, Sam, and Ramek,from Newark jersey who never thought they would get out of the city. Living in a bad neighborhood and having a poor family it seemed like the life of selling drugs ahead of them. Although the schools they attended were not the best and all their friends were not interested in education, George, Sam, and Rameck were very smart. This book tells the story of all three inspiring men and how they came together to ...more
Calvin brown
Sampson Davis’s book We Beat The Streets was very inspiring book. Do you ever feel like you're never going to accomplish anything in life? Well this is how this three guys felt. In this book three guy overcome crime, drugs, and gangs to become successful doctors.

This book takes place in Newark, New Jersey. A place where drugs, crimes, and gangs always are. The author gives vivid details on where the story takes place. It made me feel like I was there in the story. I could see everything that th
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Brandea
This book was very inspiring. This book talks about the life of three guys who talked about their childhood problems, and how those problems led to who they are today. After one Dr. tells a story, on the next page, they say how that story influenced their future and their decisions about how to make their future better. These three guys met in high school, and they were friends ever since. All three of them are now doctors. Today, they are known as Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. George Jenkins, and Dr. ...more
Grady
The story We Beat the Streets by Sharon M. Draper is the remarkable true story of how three kids from bad neighborhoods that were just full of drugs, gangs, violence, and crime and how they banded together to overcome these disadvantages to become doctors. They made a pact to do well in school, get good grades, go to college, and become successful doctors. They did this by always being there for one another and supporting each other whenever they needed it the most. Without the support of one an ...more
Aileen
I gave this book 2 stars because it was good at the begging, but then when it started to get to the ending it was kinda predictable. But it was good and it gave you lessons of what you should try do do or don't do.
Itzel
i liked this book,but i really did'nt enjoy it honestly. i liked the fact that they were explaining there stories just like if we were in the book. They were very descrpitive they were just really deltailed and organized with how they said their biographs.

Mannie
Aug 27, 2008 Mannie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: To everybody
Recommended to Mannie by: Ms Huff
This book is actually the book that has my mind focus on College. Its basically talking about 3 friends who grew up together in the inner streets of the ghetto. not all kids from the ghetto grow up to sell drugs. some become doctors all it takes is a little hard work!!
Luisledezma
The Book We Beat The Street is a book that shows what people have to live with and I liked how the authors wrote the book by showing the new problems.
Rashid
This book is an inspirational book. It also helps with surviving in tough situations. It was about 3 young boys who don't ever think they would become doctors from where they live, but you would have to keep reading in order to find out what happens to them and the difficulties they face. It is very motivational and something to think about when you read. I personally loved it and I am not a consistent reader but when I read this it touched me and it pushed me to be a better person. I gave this ...more
Jasmine
I read this book when I was in 8th grade each and everyone of the authors told there life stories and how it all being.
Leo Lopez
What i thought about this book is that it is inspirational to me because there are three kids named Sampson,Rameck, and George they are best friends who lived in a place where people wont think there can be success but these three kids worked together and never gave up what they wanted to do in the future which is to go to college which they did. What these three kids did was inspiring because they show that anything is possible no matter where you live and no matter who you are. If you like rea ...more
Jonny Akin
The title of this book is ,"We Beat the Street:How a Friendship Pact Led to Success"written by The Three Doctors and Sharon M. Draper.I really enjoyed this book. It sends a very positive message to kids or young adults that they can do anything they set their minds to as long as they have the support. It amazes me that these three men were able to make it through the journey of life together even though they grew up in a really rough place. Their story is amazing and truly inspirational. It just ...more
Courtney W
this was a great book! it gave me so much inspiration to believe in myself so i can do anything.
Dalila
I really liked this book even though i am not done reading it. Its a great book.
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