Running For Hope
A novel by the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars with illustrations from the autobiography of John Hope Franklin
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Kendrick Parker isn't quite sure what's going on with his life. He doesn't know if the girl he is interested in really likes him back and his best friend is having troubles of her own. More importantly, his parents are keeping him up at night with their yelling. It's getting harder and harder to get to school on time, something his history and track coach, Mr. Douglass notices. Hoping to inspire Kendrick, Mr. Douglass hands him a copy of the graphic novel version of Mirror to America, renowned historian John Hope Franklin's autobiography. Little does he realize how much it will encourage him to take action. Contributing Young Scholar authors include: Anaia Brewster, Zakar Campbell, Kennedi Carter, Summayah El-Azzioui, Ayah Eltayeb, Nya Furtick, Jordan Griffith-Simmon, Arthur Harrell, Jordan Jarmon, Zabria Justice, Mini Kpa, Maritza Mercado, Claire Morris-Benedict, Layla Musawwir, Ryan Odom, Macey Owen, Brianna Pinto, Dacia Redmond, Matteo Rios, Alma Rostagni, Olivia Rostagni, Izzy Salazar, Mira Sanderson, Eden Segbefia, H'Be Siu, Ned Swansey, Khari Talley, Khori Talley, Antonio Taylor, Zoe Tallmadge, Kobie Williams, La'Zayrea Smith, and Qua'Sean Williams.
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781505502336, 146pp.
Publication Date: December 23, 2014
About the Author
The John Hope Franklin Young Scholars are a group of thirty students in grades six through nine. The program is housed at Duke University and is designed to bring history to life for middle school students in Durham Public Schools.