I wasn't supposed to be here : finding my voice, finding my people, finding my way
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B Conyers
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B Conyers
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Simpsonville - Adult Biography
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xi, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English

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Includes reading group guide.
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"As seen in Humans of New York"--Cover.
Description
Everybody was rooting for Jonathan Conyers after seeing his profile on Humans of New York went viral and sparked millions in donations to the Brooklyn Debate League. The kid who went from struggling to read to being a breakout star on his high school debate team, thanks to a life-changing friendship with his transgender debate coach, captured the heart of America. Jonathan's story highlights the important role teachers play in opening up worlds of opportunity for the most vulnerable students. In I Wasn't Supposed to Be Here, Jonathan shares the full story of his incredible journey escaping the precarious circumstances he was born into, and the teachers, mentors, and guides who helped him along the way. Born into a family crippled by addiction and homelessness, Jonathan "failed" kindergarten and was told he would never succeed academically. But instead, Jonathan found ways to defy the limited expectations placed upon him by building a village to save his own life, and realize his dream to get into medical school. Throughout this heartwarming memoir, we meet the unique and diverse cast of characters who made up Jonathan's village and helped him change the trajectory of his life.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Conyers, J., & Tharps, L. L. (2023). I wasn't supposed to be here: finding my voice, finding my people, finding my way (First edition.). Legacy Lit.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conyers, Jonathan, 1994- and Lori L., Tharps. 2023. I Wasn't Supposed to Be Here: Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way. Legacy Lit.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conyers, Jonathan, 1994- and Lori L., Tharps. I Wasn't Supposed to Be Here: Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way Legacy Lit, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Conyers, Jonathan, and Lori L. Tharps. I Wasn't Supposed to Be Here: Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way First edition., Legacy Lit, 2023.

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