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That bird has my wings: the autobiography of an innocent man on death row 2 editions

Cover of: That bird has my wings | Jarvis Jay Masters
About the Book

Jarvis Jay Masters has taken an extraordinary journey of faith. Strangely enough, his moment of enlightenment came behind the bars of San Quentin's death row. In this compelling memoir, inmate and author Jarvis Jay Masters takes us from the arms of his heroin-addicted mother to an abusive foster home, on his escape to the illusory freedom of the streets and through lonely nights spent in bus stations and juvenile homes, and finally to life inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison. Using the nub and filler from a ballpoint pen (the only writing instrument allowed him in solitary confinement), Masters chronicles the story of a bright boy who turns to a life of crime, and of a penitent man who embraces Buddhism to find hope in this ultimately inspirational story.Masters has written his remarkable story as a cautionary tale for anyone who might be tempted to follow in his footsteps, and as a plea for under-standing to a world that too often ignores the plight of the forgotten members of society. His personal story dramatically reminds us all that freedom and opportunity are not to be taken for granted, and that no matter what their neighborhood, no matter what their race, every child matters.

Classifications

Library of Congress PS3563.A826 Z46 2009
Dewey 818/.609, B

2 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: That Bird Has My Wings
That Bird Has My Wings
2009, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: That bird has my wings

History

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