Year 10, Book 92

92. Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

When he was 19 years old Shaka Senghor shot someone and killed him. He spent years blaming everyone else for his wrongs until he found writing as an outlet in prison and ultimately found himself. He accepted responsibility for what he did and attempts to use writing to help other kids avoid his same mistakes.

Senghor writes about his childhood in Detroit and how he got mixed up in drug dealing and what ultimately led him to spending much of his life in prison. He recounts his prison experiences and how reading and writing eventually saved him.

I really enjoyed this book and hope someone that it’s message can be shared with those who most need to hear it. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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