Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth

Harlem on Our Minds Place Race and the Literacies of Urban Youth Ginwright examines the role of community based organizations CBOs in the lives and development of black urban youth The author argues that these organizations have the potential to provide a powerful

  • Title: Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth
  • Author: Valerie Kinloch Edmund W. Gordon Jabari Mahiri
  • ISBN: 9780807750247
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ginwright examines the role of community based organizations CBOs in the lives and development of black urban youth The author argues that these organizations have the potential to provide a powerful influence in how young people choose to participate in schooling and civic life Ginwright bases his observations on a five year study of a CBO he created in Oakland, CalGinwright examines the role of community based organizations CBOs in the lives and development of black urban youth The author argues that these organizations have the potential to provide a powerful influence in how young people choose to participate in schooling and civic life Ginwright bases his observations on a five year study of a CBO he created in Oakland, California The book shows readers that the lives of poor, black, urban youth are not quite as determined by locale and income as deterministic readings have argued, and that there is real hope for positive change in these urban communities.

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