Everything you need to understand or teach A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind.
An incoming freshman at Brown University would note nothing unusual about junior Cedric Jennings. In fact, he would see a confident young man who obviously looks like he "belongs" there. This "belonging" is Cedric's personal "miracle."
Born into poverty in Southeastern Washington, D.C., Cedric Jennings is raised by his single mother, Barbara. His father, a career convict, is both physically and emotionally absent from the young boy's life. Vowing that her son will be the first child to break the family cycle, Barbara Jennings combines strict discipline and strong religious training to raise a son who becomes a serious, isolated scholar, steeped in the teachings of Bishop Long at the Scripture Cathedral. Together, mother and son forge a symbiotic relationship; she, sacrificing for him and he, in turn, becoming a testament to her hard work and faith.
Cedric survives the chaotic life at Ballou High School by...
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: