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A Question of Freedom - Betts, Dwayne
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Dwayne Betts was incarcerated for 10 years in an unforgiving place -- a place in which he also discovered the incredible power of books and reading. He's written his own life-changing book, which may well prevent other young men from making that detour to prison. A searing and ultimately uplifting story." -Hill Harper, author of Letters to a Young Brother "I'm so happy to have been introduced to the miracle that is R. Dwayne Betts' A Question of Freedom . It tells so many important stories: of senseless violence that plagues our streets, the devastating affect our prison system is having on so many young African-American males and the struggles we must all experience before we can find redemption. But perhaps most importantly, it's a story about the power of consciousness. A reminder that no matter how confining our surroundings might seem or how bleak our future might look, as long as we are in touch with our higher selves, we can always tap into both the compassion and the toughness that is in all of our hearts. Betts is a major new voice in hip-hop and I look forward to being inspired by him for years to come." -Russell Simmons, author of Do You: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success "This book is a lesson on living. How does one become a man after being in a cell? A Question of Freedom is not a book of answers. Instead, this memoir is a minder that a black boy can turn his world around. Betts shows us that words are key. This book will unlock your compassion." -E. Ethelbert Miller, Director of the African American Resource Center, Howard University "At last, a clear defining voice to express the feelings and hardships of so many young black boys trapped in America's prisons. A survivor among the countless lost souls, Dwayne loudly demands to be heard--in a soft and honest tone. A magnificent journey!" -Louise Ferrante, author of Unlocked: The Life and Crimes of a Mafia Insider Social Science Social Science eBook, Penguin Publishing Group

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A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man''s life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a certifiable offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom chronicles Betts''s years in prison, reflecting back on his crime and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. Utterly alone, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Confined by cinder-block walls and barbed wire, he discovers the power of language through books, poetry, and his own pen. Above all, A Question of Freedom is about a quest for identity-one that guarantees Betts''s survival in a hostile environment and that incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime. Dwayne Betts, Books, Biography and Memoir, A Question Of Freedom: A Memoir Of Learning, Survival, And Coming Of Age In Prison Books>Biography and Memoir, Penguin Publishing Group

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A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom chronicles Betts's years in prison, reflecting back on his crime and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. Utterly alone, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Confined by cinder-block walls and barbed wire, he discovers the power of language through books, poetry, and his own pen. Above all, A Question of Freedom is about a quest for identity-one that guarantees Betts's survival in a hostile environment and that incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime. biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,criminology,memoirs,politics and social sciences,science and math,social science,social sciences Teen & Young Adult, Avery

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A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. "A Question of Freedom" chronicles Betts's years in prison, reflecting back on his crime and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. Utterly alone, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Confined by cinder-block walls and barbed wire, he discovers the power of language through books, poetry, and his own pen. Above all, "A Question of Freedom" is about a quest for identity-one that guarantees Betts's survival in a hostile environment and that incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime. A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison Betts, R. Dwayne, Avery Publishing Group

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A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison

At the age of 16, Betts carjacked a man, and within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. Sentenced to eight years in an adult prison, Betts shares his coming-of-age story, which took place in one of the worst facilities in Virginia.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781583333969
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1583333967
Paperback
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: AVERY PUB GROUP
240 Pages
Weight: 0,222 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1583333967

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-58333-396-7, 978-1-58333-396-9


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