Philadelphia: The life of a young black man growing up in the city of brotherly love

 
9781481980265: Philadelphia: The life of a young black man growing up in the city of brotherly love

This story is about my life based on actual events that took place. Only the names have been changed. This book is in hopes that it may help others through my life experiences. I have seen and done many things in my life time. And God has always shown me, he's always been at my side through it all. In this book, you will read of experiences with abuse, resentment, and gang wars. You will learn, just as I did, the gifts God had blessed me with. This book will definitely keep you wanting to turn a page. You will go through my life with me, just as I lived it. I will share the true thoughts that ran through my mind as a child. In hopes, that it will help others understand their children more better. I went through a great many troubled learning experiences back in the 60's. When most parents only allowed you to speak when spoken too. I was the youngest of eight children. My mother was one, that did not believe in teaching you anything about sex, or the streets. Everything I learned, I learned on the streets of Philadelphia. From drugs, to gang activities, racism and a lot more. I wrote this first chapter not holding back anything that happen to me. How I processed it in my young mind, with no guidance from any of my sisters and brothers, or my mother. God has always shown me the way. You will read some truly amazing things that happen to me. Learn why I see God in everything I do. There are to many key players to name, that had a very strong impact on my life. Turn the pages of this book, and learn who these key players were. Guaranteed to keep you captivated. This is my first time writing, and I promise you. It will just keep getting better, every time. This book was inspired through Love, Pain, suffering, and a lot of lost lives. Again the stories you are about to read, are based on true events.

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Brief biography My name is Henry E. Watkins. I was born in the Philadelphia general hospital March of 1961, I am the youngest of 8 children. I attended Schuylkill elementary Sept, 1967 until transferred to B.B Commagies elementary sept,1971 I attended Tilden junior high in Sept,1974 I attended from West Philly high school 1976. I started working at the age of 13 in the construction field with my uncle and step father. I have worked in this field for 35 years, I come from a spiritual back grown. Always put God first in everything I do.

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