Eight resilient young authors vividly describe their experiences in often-overlooked parts of Louisville.
In our first book, eight young authors from The Academy @ Shawnee (formerly Shawnee High School) describe their lives in the Louisville neighborhoods of Shawnee, Portland, Iroquois, and Algonquin. They tackle diverse topics such as experiences in the juvenile justice system, learning to fly an airplane, the stresses of unstable housing, the lasting impacts of small acts of kindness and support, the challenges of life after a severe head trauma, and the untimely deaths of loved ones. Alongside their accounts are stories of friends and family members whom they have interviewed. The vibrancy of their voices and the substance of their stories are testaments to their resiliance, courage, and writing talent--and to the richness of lives in often-overlooked parts of Louisville.
224 pages; 8x9; full color; soft cover