We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success Growing Up On The Rough Streets Of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George, And Sampson Could Easily Have Followed Their Childhood Friends Into Drug Dealing, Gangs, And Prison But When A Presentation At Their School Made The Three Boys Aware Of The Opportunities Available To Them In The Medical And Dental Professions, They Made A Pact Among Themselves That They Would Become Doctors It Took A Lot Of Determination And A Lot Of Support From One Another But Despite All The Hardships Along The Way, The Three Succeeded Retold With The Help Of An Award Winning Author, This Younger Adaptation Of The Adult Hit Novel The Pact Is A Hard Hitting, Powerful, And Inspirational Book That Will Speak To Young Readers Everywhere

Drs Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are practicing physicians, authors and the founders of The Three Doctors Foundation.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
  • Sampson Davis
  • English
  • 09 December 2017
  • 9780142406274

10 thoughts on “We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

  1. says:

    This book was called We Beat the Street The writers were the three doctors, Dr Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Sharon M Draper It was about three kids that grew up in the hood A rough part of town where they saw killing, drugs, and all sorts of things that you usually do not see to often These three kids were one of the smartest in his class but people told them that they were not suppose to show it because it made them look dumb They had goals though once they hit high school I liked this book very much, I thought it was interesting and you wouldn t know what would happen next, anyone that likes things where they can t really guess what s going on next would like this book Three boys named Rameck, Sampson, and George all lived in the hood They saw drugs, killing, things that an Iowa wouldn t see everyday All three of their dads had walked out when they were just kids They grew up with their mom working 14 hour days, barely making it The three went to a different elementary school in Newark, New York When they were kids they had been around kids that thought being smart was stupid, and being a runner run for older people to sell drugs across town was the right thing to when they got older Some of them were already doing it Rameck s story was that he fought when someone would not do what he said, that put him in some trouble through his years He was one of the brightest kids in his class, but he did not show it for quite some time He hung out with people that had drugs, sold them, and did everything with them He ran drugs for older people for a little bit even George was a boy that stayed on the down low for most of his childhood People around him thought the same thing about being smart, it was stupid He liked his teacher because she took them places and she understood what he was in and knew he was smart kid One day on the bus coming home from the field trip, he was sitting alone and the teacher asked to sit with him, he said yes They started talking and she asked why he did not answer the questions that she knew he knew He said then he would get beaten up from the kids because they would think I am better then them She said, that is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard She said that quite loudly because most of the kids stopped talking and looked her The teacher said that he can do what he wants and she will watch his back While George was getting older, he had crooked teeth that needed to be fixed, his mother took him to dentist and that was when his dreams opened The doctor took out all sorts of tools and George would ask what it was and what it did The doctor was very surprised how curious he was and told him everything with a smile on his face He asked when he was coming back and the doctor told him about two to three weeks when he got the results, he told him he will be happy to see him and he can not wait George was in the car going back home and he told him mom that he wanted to be a dentist when he got older Sampson was another boy that had a dream but he didn t know it He had an older brother and he was going out to hang out with his friends one afternoon, Sampson told him to take him or he ll tell mom and he ll get grounded His brother told him okay, but just stay out of the way if anything happens and don t embarrass me Sampson knew what to do They headed to the park and were sitting on the bench They looked around the park and saw how dirty it was and how people didn t care They decided to change that They all started picking things up and putting them back When they stumbled upon a cement bird feeder that fell they tried to lift it and put it back The thing was close to about 180 pounds and when Sampson and his brother tried to lift it, they couldn t It fell right on his foot It started bleeding through the shoe and his brother and his friends carried him home His mother was angry at his brother for taking him out and doing things stupid like that Sampson got to sit in his mothers bed and watch T.V for days while his brother had to do all of the different chores by himself The three of them went to all different elementary and middle schools for the time when they were younger, but there was a high school that accepted kids that were good and that were really smart two years before, in seventh grade, Sampson and George made it when they were in seventh, but Rameck made it later when they were suppose too, in ninth grade When they went through school they didn t try their hardest, they messed around, sometimes did their homework Trying to be the funny guy around the place One day when the three boys were walking down the hall Rameck saw a boy with a bottle of silly string and took it and went up to the teacher that was giving him a hard time As soon as she opened the door she had silly string in her face They ran away knowing that they had crossed the line this time They heard the office call their names and about five minutes later they popped their heads into the door and they called their parents and later that day the cops showed up at Rameck s door to take them downtown When the trial was going on the teacher said her story and how smart he was and he just had to think about his actions He could go far if he did things that were right The teacher didn t file any charges on him and let him come back to school Rameck s, George s, and Sampson s attitude changed after that and they all planned to go to Seton Hall after a guy talked to them and said that it was a very cheap college and they could get what they wanted from school from there Close to the end of school the three boys got accepted to Seton Hall and they went to become doctors George as a dentist, Rameck has an emergency doctor, and Sampson as a regular doctor helping people from stomach aches to fractured skulls When the three boys were in college they had rough times, they got into fights that came to a close call of them being kicked out, almost getting charged and they wouldn t ever be able to come back But they made it through and when they went up to get there certifications their parents were sitting there with a smile and some tears of joy They were so proud of the their kids Just before the graduation they had gotten letters that told them where their going to work They got sent to three different places and they knew they wouldn t be together forever But when Sampson saw his he didn t like where it was and he thought about his childhood, he looked on the internet and saw that his home town had a position that he could be an emergency doctor He called them and they ask him to fax his information right away and there he goes, right back to the place where he was born, broke his foot, and where he would now work to keep the living going.

  2. says:

    This book is about three black men trying to make it through like all black men but these men makes something out of there life and become a doctor.

  3. says:

    It bothered me a bit that these guys kept squeaking by each time they got in trouble Some of the things they did were serious like beating a homeless man almost to death , but each time they were able to find a way out of trouble I m not saying I begrudge their success, and they do try to show remorse for each of the things they did, but what message does it ultimately send to the children Do what you want and as long as you re sorry, everything will be okay and you can become doctors I know the hard work they put into their schooling, and that is precisely what the students as we read this school wide needed to know However, they never really mentioned how much actual work is really involved in earning a medical degree I suppose it wouldn t have held the interest of its intended audience if all they talked about was how much studying they did or how difficult the coursework was, but that may be precisely the problem The kids didn t see the reality, but the reality show version of their story There s no way you can become a doctor just by choosing the right friends and hoping to get out of every scrape with the law It s not a bad book, and it has a good message, but I don t think MY students benefited much from it.

  4. says:

    We Beat the StreetThe Three Doctors,Sampson DavisGeorge JenkinsRameck HuntNonfiction194 pagesGrowing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental feilds, they made a pact amongst themselves that they would go to collage and become doctors It took a lot of determination and a lot of support from one another, but despite all the hardships they faced along the way, the three friends succeeded.I think for three black kids growing up in the ghetto, would be hard in general, but for them to grow up and all become successful doctors is amazing This book inspired me becauseI want to be a doctor when I grow up, and if three black kids from the hood could graduate top of their highschool class, and go to med school, then so can I If I had to rate this book on a scale from one to ten, one being terribal nd ten being awsome, I would give it a ten because of how inspiring I thought this book was.

  5. says:

    The story We Beat the Streets by Sharon M Draper is the remarkable true story of how three kids from bad neighborhoods that were just full of drugs, gangs, violence, and crime and how they banded together to overcome these disadvantages to become doctors They made a pact to do well in school, get good grades, go to college, and become successful doctors They did this by always being there for one another and supporting each other whenever they needed it the most Without the support of one another, they each would probably not have accomplished their dreams and most likely would have just became another nameless victim of the streets where each of them grew up My favorite parts was when Sampson gets caught stealing ice es Learns a major lesson not to steal and when All boys the boys are accepted to Seton Hall.

  6. says:

    The Book We Beat The Street is a book that shows what people have to live with and I liked how the authors wrote the book by showing the new problems.

  7. says:

    This inspirational biography is about how three kids from the poor parts of Newark, NJ grew up to become great doctors I really liked this book because it was very inspirational The authors Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins provide each of their experiences from their own point of view before and after they met up in high school I had the unique experience of being in each of they lives as they encountered difficulty, good fortune, and many other events through the great vivid imagery The book starts off describing each of the authors as life when they were around ten years old The authors artfully change to another one of the three in each chapter, which kept the story from going stale However, like most biographies, there is no real plots or problems and solutions, which I prefer The authors still manage to keep the story interesting by recounting their fascinating stories from their past Moreover, the authors explain how each event affects them, finally putting it all together into the doctors they are now The book is very easy to follow along and understand how each person changes My favorite character was George He was kind of a static character compared to the other two, but he greatly impacts Rameck and Sampson Without him, I feel like they wouldn t have been able to persevere in their goal of becoming doctors George also didn t get in trouble as much as Rameck and Sampson, who were arrested as juveniles, but they quickly learned their lesson and never got in trouble after that.Overall, this book is a good read if you are interested in an inspiring story The three doctors growth is apparent throughout the story I would recommend this book to people who like biographies, but it s a little too slow paced compared to a fictional book I gave this book four stars because it was inspirational, but failed to maintain my interest completely.

  8. says:

    We Beat the Street is a book about a friendship between the 3 main characters Who are Sampson, George , and Rameck The three of these friends go on many adventures some that become life changing like drugs, fighting with gangs, and getting to their dream this appealed to me because of their common goal to become successful and get out their neighborhood All of the boys start off in a poor neighborhood and have to grow up fast in order to make it in there world They must go through many trials in order to achieve their goals They also must all do this together, i think the theme of the book was to work together and be careful of what you do because they must work together and keep form trouble Throughout the book I was kept on edge about what these 3 friends would do and very excited about the book I never saw the film but i can imagine it being just how i saw it in my head and in visioned it being very actions packed.Overall i loved the novel and thought it was a great representation of the struggles of a young poor African american boys because it showed realistic places, people, and lives My favorite character in this book has to be Rameck because i felt like he had the most change and showed the most of all characters that hes not perfect.This meant a lot because of my book club conversation why Rameck is such a great person but in a sense complex character.Overall this book was full of adventure that kept you on your toes to the very end and i would again strongly recommend to other kids and teachers for book clubs.

  9. says:

    We Beat the Street is a book about three boys who became friends and overcame challenges together Sampson, Rameck and George grew up in the inner city surrounded by fighting and drugs Living in the inner city meant only one future, selling drugs, but the boys wanted than that They wanted to be successful and show that no matter who you are or where you live anything is possible So the boys formed a pack stay together, work hard and become doctors and that s exactly what they did I really loved this book It showed the importance of friendship and that you have to work hard Not only that but it inspires you and shows that it doesn t matter who you are or where you come from but how hard you work This book teaches you to never give up and anything is possible Each boy faces challenges before meeting one another I really like how real this book is, how these guys were ordinary people, they made mistakes but despite it all they kept going I enjoyed reading this book a lot The only thing I would say that I don t like is the style of the book Each chapter is about one guys specifically, there are only like three chapters in the entire thing about all of them In the start of the book I liked it because you got to see how each of them grew up and what they faced and learned but as they met one another I didn t like it as much From there it was like the same scenario but told three times from each of the boys point of view Other than that the book was amazing All in all this book is a must read There really isn t an age limit on it because everything in the book goes on today The difference is instead of just hearing it on the news you get to see it through three different guys who all experienced it This book has the ability to inspire and give hope to everyone which is why its so great I definitely recommend this book to anyone Even though its nonfiction it still captures your attention and makes it all the better After reading the book and knowing it was true it gives you all the hope This book really shows anything is possible.

  10. says:

    In this story three friends that where in high school where fooling around and they all got in trouble They where the trouble makers, their names where George, Sampson, and Rameck They where best friends that acted ghetto when they where outside of school They all wanted to fit in the groups that were cool, they wanted to be gang members One by one they all started to make good choices so that they can have a good future They all decided to become doctors at the end and still have a friendship pact that led to success I think that this story was very inspiring because the the way that they started was very bad, but then in the future they showed that making good choices lead to a better future They explain to us that making a bad choice can lead you to consequences that get you in trouble In total I found the story very inspiring and interesting My favorite character is Sampson because at the beginning of the story he was a non friendly person but was a confident guy even though he wanted to become a gangster But then he started to make good choices which inspired me to make good choices Overall, i think this story is amazing and highly recommend it to people so that they themselves, get inspired and will be able to know why it is good to make good choices in live Im not expecting to read about the authors books Sampson Davis because im into sports and adventures in the outside world, im not saying its a bad book but i think people should read this book if they want to get inspired by three friends that made good choices.

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