We are thrilled to share that Jim St. Germain's powerful memoir, A Stone of Hope, was selected by the In Margins Book Awards as part of their 2018 Reading List. In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody—or a cycle of all three. You can see the full reading list here.
A Stone of Hope tells Jim's incredible true story of survival in the midst of crime and poverty. When his family moved from Haiti to Brooklyn's Crown Heights, Jim was forced to adapt to street life at a young age. A convicted felon at age 15, Jim narrowly avoided the tragic fate that took the lives of many of his friends when he was sent to "Boys Town," a non-secure detention facility designed for rehabilitation. Turning his life around, Jim returned to Crown Heights to work with "at-risk" youth and reform the way the criminal justice system treats them.
Congratulations to Jim for the award and for all the incredible work he's done to help disenfranchised youths. Get your copy of A Stone of Hope here.