By Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt, with Sharon M. Draper
“Growing up in street-tough Newark, New Jersey, was not an easy experience. They were all smart and they all had loving families, but every day they had to struggle against peer pressure, gang violence, rampant drug use, and the challenges of being young and black.
“Then one day -- while trying to skip class to shoot hoops -- the boys found themselves listening to a special presentation about the Seton Hall University Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus program. For the first time ever, the three friends believed that they might really have an opportunity to make their dreams come true. Then and there, they made a pact to apply to the program and if they were accepted, to attend -- and graduate -- together. And that’s just what they did.
“Uplifting and inspiring, this true story about how three friends came together and encouraged one another to achieve great success will speak to young readers everywhere.” © 2005 Paperback 194 pages