Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
Author: Shaka Senghor
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1101907304
ISBN 13: 9781101907306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing My Wrongs Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “extraordinary, unforgettable” (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow) memoir of redemption and second chances amidst America’s mass incarceration epidemic, from a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle-class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age eleven, his parents’ marriage began to unravel, and beatings from his mother worsened, which sent him on a downward spiral. He ran away from home, turned to drug dealing to survive, and ended up in prison for murder at the age of nineteen, full of anger and despair. Writing My Wrongs is the story of what came next. During his nineteen-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others—tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. His work in the community and the courage to share his story led him to fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and the Kellogg Foundation and invitations to speak at events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. In equal turns, Writing My Wrongs is a page-turning portrait of life in the shadow of poverty, violence, and fear; an unforgettable story of redemption; and a compelling witness to our country’s need for rethinking its approach to crime, prison, and the men and women sent there.

Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
Author: Shaka Senghor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1101907290
ISBN 13: 9781101907290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing My Wrongs Book Review:

"During his nineteen-year incarceration [for murder], seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others--tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his"--Dust jacket flap.

Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
Author: Shaka Senghor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1101907312
ISBN 13: 9781101907313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing My Wrongs Book Review:

In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish. In the 1980s Shaka Senghor was an honor roll student and dreamed of becoming a doctor. In 1991 he was sent to prison for second-degree murder. During his 19-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, and self-examination. He used these tools to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. At his release at age 38 he became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his.

Letters to the Sons of Society

Letters to the Sons of Society
Author: Shaka Senghor
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN 10: 0593238028
ISBN 13: 9780593238028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to the Sons of Society Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Writing My Wrongs invites men everywhere on a journey of honesty and healing through this book of moving letters to his sons—one whom he is raising and the other whose childhood took place during Senghor's nineteen-year incarceration. “A visceral and visual journey for the ages . . . the perfect road map for us to remove the barriers and obstacles against our true feelings.”—Kenya Barris, creator of black-ish Shaka Senghor has lived the life of two fathers. With his first son, Jay, born shortly after Senghor was incarcerated for second-degree murder, he experienced the regret of his own mistakes and the disconnection caused by a society that sees Black lives as disposable. With his second, Sekou, born after Senghor's release, he has experienced healing, transformation, intimacy, and the possibilities of a world where men and boys can openly show one another affection, support, and love. In this collection of beautifully written letters to Jay and Sekou, Senghor traces his journey as a Black man in America and unpacks the toxic and misguided messages about masculinity, mental health, love, and success that boys learn from an early age. He issues a passionate call to all fathers and sons—fathers who don't know how to show their sons love, sons who are navigating a fatherless world, boys who have been forced to grow up before their time—to cultivate positive relationships with other men, seek healing, tend to mental health, grow from pain, and rewrite the story that has been told about them. Letters to the Sons of Society is a soulful examination of the bond between father and sons, and a touchstone for anyone seeking a kinder, more just world.

Write His Wrongs

Write His Wrongs
Author: J. Wesley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-12
ISBN 10: 9780997115901
ISBN 13: 0997115904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write His Wrongs Book Review:

From Heartbreak to Love Notes combines lyrical expression with poetry to capture modern dating by using pieces to tell a story of young man knowing little about relationships but is destined to learn. It's broken into three sections and chronicles his thought process when enamored, losing interest, cheating, searching, heartbroken and healed.

The Love Prison Made and Unmade

The Love Prison Made and Unmade
Author: Ebony Roberts
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 006287666X
ISBN 13: 9780062876669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Love Prison Made and Unmade Book Review:

With echoes of Just Mercy and An American Marriage, a remarkable memoir of a woman who falls in love with an incarcerated man—a poignant story of hope and disappointment that lays bare the toll prison takes not only on those behind bars, but on their families and relationships. Ebony’s parents were high school sweethearts and married young. By the time Ebony was born, the marriage was disintegrating. As a little girl she witnessed her parents’ brutal verbal and physical fights, fueled by her father’s alcoholism. Then her father tried to kill her mother. Those experiences drastically affected the way Ebony viewed love and set the pattern for her future romantic relationships. Despite being an educated and strong-minded woman determined not to repeat the mistakes of her parents—she would have a fairytale love—Ebony found herself drawn to bad-boys: men who cheated; men who verbally abused her; men who disappointed her. Fed up, she swore to wait for the partner God chose for her. Then she met Shaka Senghor. Though she felt an intense spiritual connection, Ebony struggled with the idea that this man behind bars for murder could be the good love God had for her. Through letters and visits, she and Shaka fell deeply in love. Once Shaka came home, Ebony thought the worst was behind them. But Shaka’s release was the beginning of the end. The Love Prison Made and Unmade is heartfelt. It reveals powerful lessons about love, sacrifice, courage, and forgiveness; of living your highest principles and learning not to judge someone by their worst acts. Ultimately, it is a stark reminder of the emotional cost of American justice on human lives—the partners, wives, children, and friends—beyond the prison walls.

Righting Canada s Wrongs Residential Schools

Righting Canada s Wrongs  Residential Schools
Author: Melanie Florence
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1459408667
ISBN 13: 9781459408661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Righting Canada s Wrongs Residential Schools Book Review:

Canada's residential school system for aboriginal young people is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. This book documents this subject in a format that will give all young people access to this painful part of Canadian history. In 1857, the Gradual Civilization Act was passed by the Legislature of the Province of Canada with the aim of assimilating First Nations people. In 1879, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald commissioned the "Report on Industrial Schools for Indians and Half-Breeds." This report led to native residential schools across Canada. First Nations and Inuit children aged seven to fifteen years old were taken from their families, sometimes by force, and sent to residential schools where they were made to abandon their culture. They were dressed in uniforms, their hair was cut, they were forbidden to speak their native language, and they were often subjected to physical and psychological abuse. The schools were run by the churches and funded by the federal government. About 150,000 aboriginal children went to 130 residential schools across Canada. The last federally funded residential school closed in 1996 in Saskatchewan. The horrors that many children endured at residential schools did not go away. It took decades for people to speak out, but with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and Inuit organizations, former residential school students took the federal government and the churches to court. Their cases led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history. In 2008, Prime Minister Harper formally apologized to former native residential school students for the atrocities they suffered and the role the government played in setting up the school system. The agreement included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has since worked to document this experience and toward reconciliation. Through historical photographs, documents, and first-person narratives from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people who survived residential schools, this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Canadian history. It documents how this official racism was confronted and finally acknowledged.

To Right the Wrongs

To Right the Wrongs
Author: Sheryl Scarborough
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 1466885491
ISBN 13: 9781466885493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Right the Wrongs Book Review:

Sheryl Scarborough continues the adventures of teen amateur sleuth and aspiring forensic scientist Erin Blake in To Right the Wrongs, the sequel to To Catch a Killer. Barely three weeks after catching the killer of Erin’s mother and their biology teacher, Erin and her crew are back, up to their elbows in forensics projects. But this time it’s with the full approval of their parents. With Uncle Victor at the helm, Erin and her best friends, Spam and Lysa, are prepping a new classroom for CSI summer camp, where they will serve as camp counselors. Meanwhile, Erin's super-hot new boyfriend, Journey, is graduating, just in time for him to take a position as Victor’s intern in the new CSI lab on campus. Journey and Victor are going to take another look at the evidence in the murder trial that sent Journey’s father to prison. The girls are under strict orders not to meddle with the murder case, but that's easier said than done... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Writing the Wrongs

Writing the Wrongs
Author: Elizabeth Faue
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 150170981X
ISBN 13: 9781501709814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Wrongs Book Review:

Eva McDonald Valesh was one of the Progressive Era's foremost labor publicists. Challenging the narrow confines placed on women, Valesh became a successful investigative journalist, organizer, and public speaker for labor reform. Valesh was a compatriot of the labor leaders of her day and the "right-hand man" of Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. Events she covered during her colorful, unconventional reporting career included the Populist revolt, the Cuban crisis of the 1890s, and the 1910 Shirtwaistmakers' uprising. She was described as bright, even "comet-like," by her admirers, but her enemies saw her as "a pest" who took "all the benefit that her sex controls when in argument with a man." Elizabeth Faue examines the pivotal events that transformed this outspoken daughter of a working-class Scots-Irish family into a national political figure, interweaving the study of one woman's fascinating life with insightful analysis of the changing character of American labor reform during the period from 1880 to 1920. In her journey through the worlds of labor, journalism, and politics, Faue lays bare the underside of social reform and reveals how front-line workers in labor's political culture—reporters, investigators, and lecturers—provoked and informed American society by writing about social wrongs. Compelling, insightful, and at times humorous, Writing the Wrongs is a window on the Progressive Era, on social history and the new journalism, and on women's lives and the meanings of class and gender.

Prison Writing in 20th Century America

Prison Writing in 20th Century America
Author: H. Bruce Franklin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1998-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780140273052
ISBN 13: 0140273050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prison Writing in 20th Century America Book Review:

"Harrowing in their frank detail and desperate tone, the selections in this anthology pack an emotional wallop...Should be required reading for anyone concerned about the violence in our society and the high rate of recidivism."—Publishers Weekly. Includes work by: Jack London, Nelson Algren, Chester Himes,Jack Henry Abbott, Robert Lowell, Malcolm X, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Piri Thomas.

A Knock at Midnight

A Knock at Midnight
Author: Brittany K. Barnett
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1984825798
ISBN 13: 9781984825797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Knock at Midnight Book Review:

LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • A “powerful and devastating” (The Washington Post) call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity—from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to transform the system. “An essential book for our time . . . Brittany K. Barnett is a star.”—Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN Host, and New York Times bestselling author Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever—that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America’s devastating war on drugs, Sharanda had been torn away from her young daughter and was serving a life sentence without parole—for a first-time drug offense. In Sharanda, Brittany saw haunting echoes of her own life, as the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother. As she studied this case, a system came into focus in which widespread racial injustice forms the core of America’s addiction to incarceration. Moved by Sharanda’s plight, Brittany set to work to gain her freedom. This had never been the plan. Bright and ambitious, Brittany was a successful accountant on her way to a high-powered future in corporate law. But Sharanda’s case opened the door to a harrowing journey through the criminal justice system. By day she moved billion-dollar deals, and by night she worked pro bono to free clients in near hopeless legal battles. Ultimately, her path transformed her understanding of injustice in the courts, of genius languishing behind bars, and the very definition of freedom itself. Brittany’s riveting memoir is at once a coming-of-age story and a powerful evocation of what it takes to bring hope and justice to a system built to resist them both. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Prison Life Writing

Prison Life Writing
Author: Simon Rolston
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 1771125187
ISBN 13: 9781771125185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prison Life Writing Book Review:

Prison Life Writing is the first full-length study of one of the most controversial genres in American literature. By exploring the complicated relationship between life writing and institutional power, this book reveals the overlooked aesthetic innovations of incarcerated people and the surprising literary roots of the U.S. prison system. Simon Rolston observes that the autobiographical work of incarcerated people is based on a conversion narrative, a story arc that underpins the concept of prison rehabilitation and that sometimes serves the interests of the prison system, rather than those on the inside. Yet many imprisoned people rework the conversion narrative the way they repurpose other objects in prison. Like a radio motor retooled into a tattoo gun, the conversion narrative has been redefined by some authors for subversive purposes, including questioning the ostensible emancipatory role of prison writing, critiquing white supremacy, and broadly reimagining autobiographical discourse. An interdisciplinary work that brings life writing scholarship into conversation with prison studies and law and literature studies, Prison Life Writing theorizes how life writing works in prison, explains literature’s complicated entanglements with institutional power, and demonstrates the political and aesthetic innovations of one of America’s most fascinating literary genres.

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs
Author: Janet Peery
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 125012509X
ISBN 13: 9781250125095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs Book Review:

Winner of the Library of Virginia's Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction! "A brilliantly moving and unforgettable novel." - Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life Janet Peery’s first novel, The River Beyond the World, was a National Book Award finalist in 1996. Acclaimed for her gorgeous writing and clear-eyed gaze into the hearts of people, Peery now returns with her second novel, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs. On a summer evening in the blue-collar town of Amicus, Kansas, the Campbell family gathers for a birthday dinner for their ailing patriarch, retired judge Abel Campbell, prepared and hosted by their still-hale mother Hattie. But when Billy, the youngest sibling—with a history of addiction, grand ideas, and misdemeanors—passes out in his devil’s food cake, the family takes up the unfinished business of Billy’s sobriety. Billy’s wayward adventures have too long consumed their lives, in particular Hattie’s, who has enabled his transgressions while trying to save him from Abel’s disappointment. As the older children—Doro, Jesse, ClairBell, and Gideon—contend with their own troubles, they compete for the approval of the elderly parents they adore, but can’t quite forgive. With knowing humor and sure-handed storytelling, Janet Peery reveals a family at its best and worst, with old wounds and new, its fractures and feuds, and yet its unbreakable bonds.

Unfair

Unfair
Author: Adam Benforado
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0770437761
ISBN 13: 9780770437763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unfair Book Review:

"A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system--and affect us all Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the courtroom, the camera angle of a defendant's taped confession, or a simple word choice or gesture during a cross-examination. In Unfair, law professor Adam Benforado shines a light on this troubling new research, showing, for example, that people with certain facial features receive longer sentences and that judges are far more likely to grant parole first thing in the morning. In fact, over the last two decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces that operate beyond our conscious awareness--and Benforado argues that until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses in our legal system. Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases--from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case--Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society's weakest members, convicting the innocent while letting dangerous criminals go free. With clarity and passion, he lays out the scope of the problem and proposes a wealth of reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law"--

Crack Volume 1

Crack Volume 1
Author: Shaka
Publsiher: Drop a Gem Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0979460603
ISBN 13: 9780979460609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crack Volume 1 Book Review:

Homicide detective Devon Jensen is investigating the link between the murder of his childhood friend and two rival drug families. He finds himself fighting to save his own life and the life of the woman he has grown to love.

Righting The Wrongs

Righting The Wrongs
Author: Meekeeyah R Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2020-08-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798671751741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Righting The Wrongs Book Review:

If you ever wanted to know the truth about yourself......this is the book to read. It will change your life forever.

Lethal Letters

Lethal Letters
Author: Ellery Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0698137299
ISBN 13: 9780698137295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lethal Letters Book Review:

Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is busy planning a delicious menu for Oyster Bay’s biggest soiree of the spring. But she’ll need to serve some justice as well after one resident gets eighty-sixed… Everyone’s got their hands full in Oyster Bay, North Carolina. Aside from two upcoming weddings, there’s also the historical society’s annual fund-raiser: the Secret Garden Party and Candlelit Ball. Adding to the excitement, Olivia witnesses the discovery of a time capsule in the foundation of a local church. The historical society president hopes to display its contents at their party, but when the items are finally revealed to the public, Olivia notices one of them has vanished. After a frightening find beneath the pier—the body of Ruthie Holcomb—Olivia is certain there’s a connection between the young woman’s death and the missing piece from the time capsule. With the help of her fellow Bayside Book Writers, Olivia sets out to uncover some clues and ensure a killer has no reason to celebrate…

Writing Wrongs

Writing Wrongs
Author: W. Davies King,Wallace Shawn
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781566395175
ISBN 13: 1566395178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Wrongs Book Review:

Writing Wrongs: The Work of Wallace Shawn is a close and personal look into the life and literary work of the man whom Joseph Papp called "a dangerous writer." As the son of the late William Shawn, renowned editor of the New Yorker, Wallace Shawn was born into privilege and trained to thoroughly liberal values, but his plays relentlessly question the liberal faith in individualism and common decency. W. D. King's incisive critiques of the plays and inquiry into the life and times of their author develop a portrait of Shawn as a major figure in contemporary theater.

Righting Wrongs

Righting Wrongs
Author: Larry J. Tate
Publsiher: Total Publishing & Media
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781937829285
ISBN 13: 1937829286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Righting Wrongs Book Review:

While enjoying a fun day of exploring walls of ice near Mount McKinley, climbing buddies Bill and Charlie discovered the perfectly preserved remains of a 6,000 year old caveman. What was to be touted as the find of the Century suddenly became clouded in turmoil when archaeologists discovered the man had been killed by a 21st century bullet! Little did Bill and Charlie know their discovery would lead them to a troubled physicist who had secretly perfected the principles of time travel. Being a frustrated FBI agent, Bill decided to use time travel as a means of stopping crime before it happened. Setting out on a quest to change the outcome of certain infamous historical events, he and Charlie successfully prevented the assassination of President Kennedy, they interrupted Adolf Hitler's plans of torturing and killing millions of Jews and they stopped John Wilkes Booth from killing Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. On a euphoric high from previous successes, Bill decided to interfere with one more historic event he felt should never have happened, but this particular intervention ended up turning their lives completely upside down.

Statistics Done Wrong

Statistics Done Wrong
Author: Alex Reinhart
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1593276206
ISBN 13: 9781593276201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics Done Wrong Book Review:

Scientific progress depends on good research, and good research needs good statistics. But statistical analysis is tricky to get right, even for the best and brightest of us. You'd be surprised how many scientists are doing it wrong. Statistics Done Wrong is a pithy, essential guide to statistical blunders in modern science that will show you how to keep your research blunder-free. You'll examine embarrassing errors and omissions in recent research, learn about the misconceptions and scientific politics that allow these mistakes to happen, and begin your quest to reform the way you and your peers do statistics. You'll find advice on: –Asking the right question, designing the right experiment, choosing the right statistical analysis, and sticking to the plan –How to think about p values, significance, insignificance, confidence intervals, and regression –Choosing the right sample size and avoiding false positives –Reporting your analysis and publishing your data and source code –Procedures to follow, precautions to take, and analytical software that can help Scientists: Read this concise, powerful guide to help you produce statistically sound research. Statisticians: Give this book to everyone you know. The first step toward statistics done right is Statistics Done Wrong.