The Untold Story of the Real Me

I found compelling a number of the poems and essays.

El Camino (The Road) by Luis is a bilingual poem about the difficult and unforgiving road that they are on.

My Face by Derrick is a poem about the external person and the secrets on the inner one.

In the essay, The Color of My Skin, by Sergio, provides the reader an empathic insight of his view into the world. 

--Jack, goodreads reviewer

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The Untold Story of the Real Me

The literary collection you hold in your hands is a testament to the vitality and spirit of the young poets whose work is presented in these pages, proof in print that books and reading can change and save lives. The key is perseverance; the Free Minds people remain present from lockup through reentry, creating ambassadors to the community who effectively curb the cycle of violence and incarceration. The message is important, and so is the work. The pieces showcased here are moving and real." 

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