Underprivileged Overachiever A Crensh..., Y. A. Salimu
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Underprivileged Overachiever A Crenshaw Story

Author: Y. A. Salimu

Narrator: Y. A. Salimu

Abridged: 5 hr 41 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 09/03/2020


Like too many young people, I grew up amid poverty, homelessness, gang violence and drugs. But unlike many others, I found success. I reached for the skies - literally - and became a multi-decorated graduate of the famed Air Force Academy.At age fourteen, I ran away, but not from home-because I never had one to begin with. At school I participated in every sport, club, and after-school activity, so that when the other kids finally left, I could settle in for the night by my locker. I spent my childhood dealing with gangs, drugs, violence, and my mother's mental illness, but the real enemy was always poverty.