We Beat The Street: How A Friendship Pact Led To Success

Paperback | April 20, 2006

bySampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt

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Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison.  But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors.  It took a lot of determination—and a lot of support from one another—but despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded.  Retold with the help of an award-winning author, this younger adaptation of the adult hit novel The Pact is a hard-hitting, powerful, and inspirational book that will speak to young readers everywhere.

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Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison.  But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact amon...

George Jenkins, Sampson Davis, and Rameck Hunt grew up together in Newark and graduated from Seton Hall University. Davis and Hunt received their medical degrees from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Jenkins received his dentistry degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry. The three doctors are the recipients of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.55 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142406279

ISBN - 13:9780142406274

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Beat the Street This book is a bibliography on three doctors, because it talks about their lives from when they were six years old to when they were adults. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Remeck Hunt’s point of views are being shown. The author’s style is the way a teenager talks so it suits the intended audience. The author clearly defined the main concepts in the story. Every small detail is being covered in this book, for example when Sampson picked up a book to study from, the author wrote the name of the book he picked. The information in this book is extremely accurate. The back of this book warps you into the story. This book is a remarkable true story on how three kids from bad neighborhoods that where just full of drugs, gangs, violence and crime and how they banded to overcome these disadvantages. After reading this book, I was absolutely amazed how focused Sampson, George and Remeck were. A few of the things that happened in their lives are hidden or the author changed the names of some people. Comparing other people’s lives with theirs, I would say George, Sampson and Remecks life was much more complicated. “I have dedicated myself to become an engineer there for I will not accept failure by any means,” is the first thing that popped up in my head after reading this book.
Date published: 2014-06-16