NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Isaac E. Young Middle School recently hosted author, social commentator and political activist Kevin Powell.
Powell discussed his autobiography "The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood," which recounts overcoming adversity and poverty.
Students in Grades Seven and Eighth prepared for the visit with classroom lessons, lunchtime reading groups and after-school book clubs.
The school's psychologists, Susan Owens-Billlups and Karina Villalona, and social workers Angélica Guel and Charise Littlejohn led the daylong visit and social-emotional learning initiative.
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