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Leticia Oseguera - Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Color of Success: Race and High Achieving Youth

Author: Gilberto Conchas

Book Description:

Dr. Conchas details the triumphs of urban high school youth despite unequal school processes. He challenges the stereotypes of students of color as under-performers and highlights success. This book has special meaning as a first generation Professor for multiple reasons: Dr. Conchas was instrumental in helping me secure my first faculty position and works tirelessly to promote the achievement of marginalized communities inside and outside the academy; the stories of these students reflect my and many of my closest colleagues in the academy; and most importantly, it provides a voice for students in low-income, urban school districts across the country who succeed because of school supports that focus on students’ strengths.


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