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Whatever it takes : Geoffrey Canada's quest to change Harlem and America

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
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An intriguing portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, describes his radical new approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time.
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Named Person: Geoffrey Canada; Geoffrey Canada
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Tough
ISBN: 9780618569892 0618569898
OCLC Number: 224441216
Description: 296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The lottery --
Unequal childhoods --
Baby college --
Contamination --
Battle mode --
Bad apples --
Last chance --
The conveyor belt --
Escape velocity --
Graduation --
What would it take?
Responsibility: Paul Tough.
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An intriguing portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, describes his radical new approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time.

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