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Home Is Where the Dream Is

Home Is Where the Dream Is By Mary Ingram, 12th grade

My brother, Jay, has always been the star of the show. Being the intelligent one, he is nothing less than the apple of my parents' eyes. Me, Jayda, I am far from average. I'm below it. Jay was able to block out the memories, but I can't. I still remember those big red letters that spelled out EVICTION—the embarrassment of all our belongings laid out on the curb for the entire neighborhood to see—the weeks of living out of our car before Mom swallowed her pride and asked aunt Lisa to take us in—Mom begging. The memories wake me up every morning and haunt me every night.

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...