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doc ô Shes All Caught Up ☆ ebook read Ä She's All Caught UpShe's All Caught Up is a cautionary tale for young people enad by the fast life and the older folks that love them This memoir tells of the negative influences that swayed the early life of author Jamila T Davis creator of the Voices of Conseuences Enrichment Series SheThemselves never had the Davises provided their children with a good life hoping to guarantee their children's successAt first it seemed as though the formula worked Jamila became her parents' ideal star child At a young age she performed in dance recitals at Lincoln Center and toured the country in a leading role in an off Broadway play Throughout elementary and middle school she maintained straight A's and was accepted to the acclaimed Fame High School of Performing Arts in New York CityAll was copacetic until high school years when Jamila meets Craig He was a 16 year old drug dealer from the Southside projects of Jamaica ueens His street edge fascinated naive Jamila and he uickly usurped Mrs Davis' position as role model and protectorJamila became mesmerized by the hustlers and life in the inner city ghetto Her values uickly changed She wanted independen It's hard not to get frustrated reading books like this We as a society already know it's hard enough raising kids in the inner city facing the pitfalls of single parent homes poor adult role models and the lure of gangs and street thugs But here you have a child brought up in a loving dual parent household someone who excels at everything has a brilliant future ahead of her and she throws it all away on immediate self gratification Granted we're not all made to live the straight and narrow and be perfect little performing children however she was raised to know better and to resist these temptations If we're not teaching ALL our children this we should be By this day and age I do not believe ignorance of a thing is an excuse There is too much on TV in the schools in our churches that teach us that following the wrong path is the uickest way to self destruction I'm glad she owned up to it but in jail everyone has perfect 2020 hindsight It's easy to say I failed then and look for sympathy but really if she hadn't gotten caught do you think she would even have considered she might be doing wrong? Why do we ennoble criminals who want to come clean to warn others not to make the same mistakes? It's easy to preach when you're serving time Why are we not celebrating the inner city kid with nothing who fights hisher way from poverty to go to college while living on the streets and working full time? Or the poor little rich kid who thinks they have it so rough but still manages to make something of themselves despite being entitledThese cautionary tales are like the Scared Straight TV shows sure the kids are scared while you have them trapped in a cell with convicted criminals but honestly as soon as there is a risk of any danger they are pulled out as soon as the cameras are turned off they are free to go And how often do you see at the end of the show how many of them reverted to their old ways and are back in the system? By the time you need to send them to Scared Straight or by the time most parents will have read this book it will already be too late Everyone talks about how it takes a village to raise a child but parents are absentee even when they are home teachers aren't allowed to do anything than basic regurgitation of the curriculum to the students or the parents get mad at them for interfering and the churches often aren't hip enough or are too threatening with all the fire and brimstone that even being a criminal seems less scaryGood for her that she wanted to do something for young women to let them know the hazards of the easy life but think how much better of a role model she could have been if she had been tempted by the glamour of the street life and realizing what it would really cost her turned her back on it and became successful on the right side of the law? Call it a cautionary tale if you like I would prefer people read things like From Homeless to Harvard by Dawn Loggins or watch the Blind Side about Michael Oher if they are looking for positive role modelsI received a copy of this book for an honest review

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Ce power and notoriety and she chose life in the fast lane to claim them With her brains and beauty she rises to the topAs this high school teen rebels breaking loose from her parents' tight reins the Davises wage an all out battle to save their only daughter who they love so desperately But Jamila is in too deep Poisoned by materialism and the drama of street life she resists and the Davis family is turned upside downThis real life story exemplifies the powerful societal influences that affect today's youth and the almost insurmountable challenges of the older generation who fight hard to protect them This heartfelt story empowers both youth and adults to understand the tragic conseuences of poor choices while instilling the ability to resist themWhen this good girl goes bad it seems as if there is no turning backFollow Jamila's journey inSHE'S ALL CAUGHT This memoir tells of the negative influences that swayed the early life of author Jamila T Davis creator of the Voices of Conseuences Enrichment Series She is currently serving a 151 month sentence for her role in a multi million dollar bank fraud scheme Young Jamila grew up in a loving middle class home Her hardworking parents the Davis's overcame the barriers of poverty and racism faced by African Americans in the segregated South Determined to afford their own children the opportunities they themselves never had the Davis's provided their children with a good life hoping to guarantee their children's success At a young age she performed in dance recitals at Lincoln Center and toured the country in a leading role in an off Broadway play Throughout elementary and middle school she maintained straight A's and was accepted to the acclaimed Fame High School of Performing Arts in New York City In high school Jamila became mesmerized by the hustlers and life in the inner city ghetto Her values uickly changed She wanted independence power and notoriety and she chose life in the fast lane to claim them With her brains and beauty she rises to the top I would to commend Jamila for reaching out to young people so that they will hopefully not get sucked into the whirlstorm of criminal life It goes to show that a good home life is not going to keep a child out of trouble it does ultimately become their choices It was easy to see how the money cars clothes that can be gained with street life can seem so glamorous Jamila was smart and extremely talented and it hurt my heart to see her throw away all that promise for the immediate need I would have given anything to have the talent to get into a high school of performing arts Overall good read for young people who may be trying to decide the direction they want to go in life

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Shes All Caught Up She's All Caught UpShe's All Caught Up is a cautionary tale for young people enad by the fast life and the older folks that love them This memoir tells of the negative influences that swayed the early life of author Jamila T Davis creator of the Voices of Conseuences Enrichment Series She is currently serving a 151 month sentence for her role in a multi million dollar bank fraud schemeYoung Jamila grew up in a loving middle class home Her hardworking parents the Davises overcame the barriers of poverty and racism faced by African Americans in the segregated South From the back wood shacks of the rural south the Davises migrated north making Jamaica ueens New York their new home They drove themselves relentlessly By education and endless hard work they attained their portion of the American dreamDetermined to afford their own children the opportunities they A true teachingdiscovery tool that is a must read for young adults and teenagers alike Jamila T Davis did an excellent job allowing herself to be so transparent in the recounting of her life trials because of her unwillingness to adhere to the family values she grew up with She showed how very easy misdirection can come upon you when your material and sometimes childish wants overshadow your needs And as parents just as Jamila's mother you strive hard to maintain a open and honest communication link with your children All the while being privy to the pitfalls you try to instill those values that will best help your child navigate through life Making sure to emphasize that 'all that glitters is not gold' as they go through their seasons Knowing that there is a real chance they may still succumb to the negative trappings as in the case of Jamila Teenage emotions are so profound that their blinders can and will encompass the obvious highlighting paths that should never be traveled Though entertaining and at times making you shake your head at the obscurity of it all I commend Jamila for her transparency in the telling of her story and look forward to reading about her in the futureAL BarronAAMBC Reviewer