From the list on Black-ish American memoirs and autobiographies.
Who am I?
The first twenty-five years of my life appeared to be atypical for an inner-city African American boy from a large family. Only a small number of children were bused to more “academically advanced” schools. I earned that honor by frequently running away from the local school. Overcoming the challenges of being a minority in a demanding, predominantly Jewish, school district eventually benefited me greatly. In the early 1970s, my parents did something unprecedented for a working-class African American family from Queens: They bought an old, dilapidated farmhouse in Upstate New York's dairy country as a summer home. What other unusual life experiences that impact people of color have taken place on the American tapestry?
Jonathan's book list on Black-ish American memoirs and autobiographies
Why did Jonathan love this book?
This beautiful homage to a father from “The Greatest Generation” reads like a sermon with several urgent messages: To be kind, timely, and disciplined. Make helping a regular part of life, do every job right, listen and learn. Be a person of impeccable character, and stand strong even when times are tough.