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The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

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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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The true story of how three young men join forces to beat the odds and become doctors.

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Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.

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Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day—they are all doctors.

This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together.

Synopsis:

Filled with drama, courage, temptation, and ultimately, triumph, this is the uplifting story of three teenaged boys from broken homes in Newark, New Jersey, who pledged to support one another in realizing their dreams. Despite tremendous difficulties they faced, today two are doctors and one is a dentist.

About the Author

Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt grew up in broken homes in Newark, New Jersey, and both Davis and Hunt served time in juvenile detention centers. They enrolled in Seton Hall University's pre-med program together, and today Hunt is a physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, while Jenkins is a dentist at New Jersey's University of Medicine and Dentistry and Davis is an emergency medicine physician at Newark's Beth Israel Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Dreaming Big

2. Home

3. Ma

4. Common Ground

5. Caged

6. A Big Break

7. Hope

George on Peer Pressure

8. Summer Odyssey

9. Earth Angel

10. A Different World

Rameck on Giving Back

11. Rap

12. Lovesick

13. Access Med

14. Old Ties

15. D.W.B.

16. Becoming Doctors

Sam on Perseverance

17. Graduation

18. Goodbye

19. Home Again

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573229890
With:
Page, Lisa Frazier
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Jenkins, George
Author:
Page, Lisa Frazier
Author:
Hunt, Rameck
Author:
Draper, Sharon
Author:
Davis, Sampson
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
African American physicians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Parenting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
108-12
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.08x.70 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The true story of how three young men join forces to beat the odds and become doctors.
"Synopsis" by , Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.
"Synopsis" by ,

Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day—they are all doctors.

This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together.

"Synopsis" by , Filled with drama, courage, temptation, and ultimately, triumph, this is the uplifting story of three teenaged boys from broken homes in Newark, New Jersey, who pledged to support one another in realizing their dreams. Despite tremendous difficulties they faced, today two are doctors and one is a dentist.
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