Project fatherhood [a story of courage and healing in one of America's toughest communities]
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Published:
[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2015.
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Southeast - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 306.8742 L437p
Description
In 2010, former gang leader turned community activist Big Mike Cummings asked UCLA gang expert Jorja Leap to colead a group of men struggling to be better fathers in Watts, South Los Angeles. These men, black and brown, from late adolescence to middle age, come together each week to help one another answer the question "How can I be a good father when I've never had one?" Project Fatherhood follows the lives of the men as they struggle with the pain of their own losses, the chronic pressures of poverty and unemployment, and the unquenchable desire to do better and provide more for the next generation. Although the group begins as a forum for them to discuss issues relating to their roles as parents, it slowly grows to mean much more: it becomes a place where they can share jokes and traumatic experiences, joys and sorrows. By immersing herself in the lived experiences of those working to overcome their circumstances, Leap not only dramatically illustrates the realities of fathers trying to do the right thing but also paints a larger sociological portrait of how institutional injustices become manifest in the lives of ordinary people. At a time in which racial justice seems more elusive than ever, the group's development over time demonstrates real-life movement toward solutions as the men help one another make their families and their community stronger.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781494515393, 1494515393

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Complete and unabridged.
General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Subtitle taken from container.
Participants/Performers
Read by Randye Kaye.
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"When 'Big Mike' Cummings asked Jorja Leap to co-lead a group for men learning how to father their children, she had no idea what to expect. What unfolds in these pages is the story of Project Fatherhood and its members as they meet every Wednesday night in Watts- the epicenter of violence in Los Angeles. The struggles the book illuminates are heartbreaking, infuriating and hilarious. Over time, the fathers both support and argue with one another about the best strategies for raising children and dealing with 'significant others.' Their family relationships are freighted with joy and uncertainty. But the story moves into deeper territory as the men confront long-term loss and trauma, the chronic pressure of poverty and the unquenchable desire to somehow do better and provide more for the next generation."--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Leap, J., & Kaye, R. (2015). Project fatherhood: [a story of courage and healing in one of America's toughest communities]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Leap, Jorja, 1955- and Randye. Kaye. 2015. Project Fatherhood: [a Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Leap, Jorja, 1955- and Randye. Kaye, Project Fatherhood: [a Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Leap, Jorja, and Randye Kaye. Project Fatherhood: [a Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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