9780380798292

And Still We Rise : The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380798292

  • ISBN10:

    0380798298

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/23/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Bestselling author of The Killing Season and veteran Los Angeles Times reporter Miles Corwin spent a school year with twelve high school seniors -- South-Central kids who qualified for a gifted program because of theur exceptional IQs and test scores. Sitting alongside them in classrooms where bullets were known to rip through windows, Corwin chronicled their amazing odyssey as they faced the greatest challenges of their academic lives. And Still We Rise is an unforgettable story of transcending obstacles that would dash the hopes of any but the most exceptional spirits.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(8)
Prologue Olivia 9(12)
I Don't Want Her
PART ONE SEPTEMBER
Sadikifu
21(18)
Tell Me Why
Toya
39(13)
I Never Dreamed I Would See Sixteen
Olivia
52(10)
My Only Safe Haven
Venola
62(11)
My Rainbow Is Waiting for Me
Miesha
73(10)
My Talent Is Perservance
Mama Moultrie
83(16)
I Touch Lives
PART TWO FALL
Toni Little
99(9)
Learn to Compete
Sabreen
108(11)
One Less Child to Support
Affirmative Action
119(15)
To Treat Some Persons Equally, We Must Treat Them Differently
Sabreen
134(9)
A Doll and a Teddy Bear
Latisha
143(16)
Stolen Childhood
Olivia
159(9)
Easy Money
South-Central
168(13)
A Sunlit Ghetto
Claudia
181(12)
Sacrifice and Pressure
Curt
193(9)
Stanford
Mama Moultrie
202(14)
Our Best Hope
Olivia
216(8)
Legal Limbo
Toni Little
224(13)
The Ride of Their Lives
PART THREE SECOND SEMESTER
Willie
237(8)
Wishing It Was Just a Dream
Naila
245(11)
All-American
Olivia
256(7)
Sentencing
Toya
263(6)
I'm Really Here
Danielle
269(16)
Education Before Athletics
Princess
285(15)
A Happy Ending
Toni Little
300(9)
The Brink of Madness
PART FOUR SPRING
Olivia
309(5)
Locked Up
Scott Braxton
314(12)
Drained
Yvonne Noble
326(5)
Reading Is Fundamental
Mama Moultrie
331(12)
Can I Get an Amen?
The Fourth Substitute
343(8)
It's Harder Than It Looks
Affirmative Action
351(9)
Equality as a Result
Toni Little
360(10)
I Could Use a Little More Time
The Exam
370(7)
Where The Rubber Meets The Road
Scott Allen
377(9)
A Different Approach
Mama Moultrie
386(4)
Some Free Advice
Graduation
390(11)
Still We Rise
Epilogue 401(4)
Afterword 405(6)
Acknowledgments 411(2)
Notes 413

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