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A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind
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Oct 24, 2009

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Recommended to Gayle by: Marcia Haugen
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Ron Suskind brought us into the life of Cedric Jennings during dynamic 4 years of Jennings's life. Suskind provides some views into the raw, hard life of a black young man trying to find himself and a road to travel as he experiences life outside the inner city. It took a while to draw me in, but as I learned about Jennings, I found I wanted to learn more. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to say I really understand the thoughts and emotions of this bright, driven person -- his life is very different from anything I've experienced. At times, I became frustrated with the constant rage he felt even when others were reaching out with kindness over and over. Makes me wonder what ever happened to Cedric Jennings.
I found out! Read about Cedric Jennings 10 years later.

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Nancy (NE) Hey Gayle - I'm Nancy, the former Twin Citian. I will be really curious how you like this book. Always interested in things about education. We're a long line of teachers/administrators, some in inner city situations. You've piqued my interest. I'll watch for your rating - let me know.

My Dad, who is now in his 80's, was fascinated with "Gifted Hands - The Ben Carson Story" - another inner city kid makes good story - eventually becomes a pioneering neurosurgeon.

Nancy B.

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