Learning to Survive

Learning to Survive

Black Youth Look for Education and Hope

eBook - 1994
Rate this:
This book presents the experiences and ideas of a leading black educator, interweaving his autobiography with the stories of contemporary street gang members and former members. Their own words illustrate Gentry's thesis that even the hardest gang members wanted to get an education and want to find "The Hope Factor." In addition, the book offers an approach for dealing with the greatest challenges facing the nation today: urban violence and the miseducation of minority youth.

Greenwood Pub Group
"Gentry and Peele survey the devastating conditions in which our children try to survive. They explain 'The Hope Factor' concept and define self-esteem and self-worth....Extensive bibliography. Recommended for beginning teachers and educators in multicultural classrooms." Choice

Book News
A examination of Black gangs that focuses on education, showing in the stories of gang members and former gang members that positive solutions can be found to the crisis of urban American youth. The author also draws heavily on his own educational experience. Foreword by Bill Cosby. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 1994
ISBN: 9780585389233
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 172 pages)
data file,rda
Additional Contributors: Peelle, Carolyn C.
Cosby, Bill 1937-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top