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Covington Branch B S1588 2021 (Text) 33126025341656 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781538705001
  • ISBN: 1538705001
  • Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

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"They didn't know who they had. So begins Yusef ... Read More
Subject: Salaam, Yusef, 1974-
Prisoners > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
False imprisonment > New York (State) > New York.
Judicial error > New York (State) > New York.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration > New York (State) > New York.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2021 December

    In 1989, at age 14, Salaam was one of five teenage boys sentenced to prison for assaulting a Central Park jogger, serving out their sentences before another inmate confessed to the crime and they were exonerated. Here, he speaks of his upbringing, imprisonment, and exoneration in what became a case of national importance while highlighting his belief that we're all "born on purpose, with a purpose" and his work as a prison reform and racial justice activist.

    Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

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