We hear so much these days about many young men’s struggles with literacy and the demands of an increasingly verbally-oriented world. So it’s exciting to see an example of educators working with young men to help them use language to express their emotions, experiences, and challenges. And that’s what you’ll find in this amazing poetry, written by young men who are incarcerated at the New Beginnings Center, a juvenile detention facility for the District of Columbia. Print version here, audio here.
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