Written by: Charles M. Payne
Recommended by: Soo Hong, assistant professor of education, Wellesley College
"It wasn't until I read this book that I came to understand how much movements can be sustained and led by ordinary men and women. High school students, sharecroppers, and beauticians contributed to the movement by building relationships, reaching out to neighbors, walking neighborhood blocks. Through my work in Boston, I have seen how young people and their families can be powerful forces in shaping change."