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About the author:
L.T. (Larry) Woody grew up in Baltimore, MD in the very tough neighborhood of Harlem Park, and attended the Baltimore City Public Schools. At age 13, he received an academic scholarship to attend the elite St. Paul's Episcopal School in Concord, NH.
IN BLACK IN WHITE is his coming-of-age story, an intimate glimpse into two very different worlds. Woody's journey from the tough streets of West Baltimore to the ivy-covered Halls of a New England boarding school is a survival guide for young people seeking something better.
L.T. Woody received a B. S. degree from Temple University. Currently, Mr. Woody works for the Focus on Fathers Program, which is an initiative to get fathers more involved in the process of parenting their children. He resides in Philadelphia, PA with his son, Colin.
In Black In White
L. T. Woody
IN BLACK IN WHITE
(Subtitle: PreppyZ From The Hood)
Among several other themes, IN BLACK IN WHITE looks at the idea of nature versus nurture. It is the true story of the "two educations" of a black youth; an education derived from attendance in the Baltimore City Public Schools (and surviving that city's streets); and an education acquired from time spent inside the ivy-covered Halls of St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, one of the finest boarding schools in America, living and learning daily among some of the most privileged youth in this country.
The outcome is anything but certain. Both places have the potential for chewing a body to bits; both places inhabited by some good and not-so-good people. IN BLACK IN WHITE is a story about coming-of-age, forging relationships, success and failure, life, death, redemption and moving on. It examines the value of a first rate education (think Barack Obama) and provides an intimate glimpse into two very different worlds; which in the final analysis may not be all that different.
- Publication Date:
- Mar 09 2012
- 1470144344 / 9781470144340
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs