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Street life : poverty, gangs, and a Ph. D.

Author: Victor M Rios
Publisher: California : Five Rivers Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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The author discusses the adversity he encountered growing up poor, fatherless, in a gang, incarcerated, dropped-out, and without hope. He reflects on his own personal transformation and discusses how his success of returning to school and acquiring a Ph. D. can be replicated by young people with the support of teachers, mentors, and parents.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Victor M Rios
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor M Rios
ISBN: 1453832696 9781453832691
OCLC Number: 757759930
Description: 117 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Victor Rios.

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The author discusses the adversity he encountered growing up poor, fatherless, in a gang, incarcerated, dropped-out, and without hope. He reflects on his own personal transformation and discusses how his success of returning to school and acquiring a Ph. D. can be replicated by young people with the support of teachers, mentors, and parents.

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