Project Fatherhood

Project Fatherhood

A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities

Paperback - 2015
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"When "Big Mike" Cummings asked Jorja Leap to co-lead a group for men learning how to father their children, she had no idea what to expect. What unfolds in these pages is the story of Project Fatherhood and its members as they meet every Wednesday night in Watts- the epicenter of violence in Los Angeles. The struggles the book illuminates are heartbreaking, infuriating and hilarious. Over time, the fathers both support and argue with one another about the best strategies for raising children and dealing with "significant others." Their family relationships are freighted with joy and uncertainty. But the story moves into deeper territory as the men confront long-term loss and trauma, the chronic pressure of poverty and the unquenchable desire to somehow do better and provide more for the next generation." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780807077870
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 01, 2016

Good book which gave a lot of insight into the lives as a gang-member, convict and being poor and the challenges faced by them. It goes into detail about how its difficult to live a normal life once you have been convicted. Its like the system is designed for you to fail. Also, gives some hope through the various initiatives and awareness drives about the challenges faced by former convicts. The narration is a bit dry in my opinion

Jun 24, 2015

Heard review & discussion on kqed.


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