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From Street Smart to School Smart

The Unmaking of the Sisters of the Streets

David P. Sortino

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Beschreibung

This story about 17-year-old Jewels Odom and 13 other ex-teen prostitutes gives Jewels and her 13 "sisters" a pulpit to speak to other lost girls looking for an escape from what they call the “streets of hell.” What separates Jewels from her “street sisters” is her ability to survive and succeed -- actually going to college to return as a teacher at juvie. This story ends with a mixture of successes and failures, but as always, Jewels is the one who has the final say when she tries to connect with Maya Angelou, the famous poet, to be the graduation speaker.

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At-Risk Youth, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Correctional System, Psychology, Moral Development