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THE GHETTO VALEDICTORIAN

Knowledge Became My Hustle!


By


Willis Major



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Copyright March, 2 2017 by Willis G. Major


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First and foremost, I thank God for all his blessings.

Secondly, I thank my parents for nurturing my mind & spirit in the right direction and giving me the love and support I needed.

Lastly, I dedicate this book to my children. The love I have for them inspired me to write this book and to pass on the wisdom I have learned to others while on this difficult journey we call life.



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About This Book

This book is about how a young boy from the inner city hood was able to defy the odds and become successful. He started off in the wrong direction but with the proper guidance and the blessings from God, he was able to fight through all the bad influences. He was able to stay focused enough to choose a path that would lead him to a better life, instead of staying on the path of self-destruction. Although he did not have the advantages that more well off individuals in the middle class or wealthy had, he did have the loving support of his family and a thirst for learning. So Knowledge became his hustle.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS



BACKGROUND

BEFORE ELEMENTARY

SUMMER BREAK

FIRST GRADE

FOURTH GRADE & GANGS

FAMILY HEAD LOCKS

WEAPONS & FIGHTS

MORE FIGHTING & FINDING TROUBLE

LEARNING TO STEAL & BEING BAD

THE DARE DEVIL

GUNS

MORE STEALING

GO-CARTS

PICKING CHERRIES

THE FAMILY FEUD

THE NIGHT THEY THOUGHT I DIED

FIRST CONTACT WITH WEED

JUST CALL HIM SLICK

FOOTBALL IN THE HOOD

DICE

SPORTS IN THE STREETS


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