I recently finished this fascinating, well-written, well thought out book in pdf form and I want the world to know this is a book that should be read by every African-American education administrator, teacher, support staff in every public ...education arena, in every state. Every Black public school educated student (as well as those fortunate enough to attend private or parochial schools) should read this book as well. For adolescents who don't like to read, this book is set in an urban backdrop; the situations are germane to all aspects of urban living. For those who thirst for even a modicum of their African-American history, they will get that and more after having read Jordan's Passage. For those who are of a philosophrical bent, this offering gets you thinking, but without being "preachy." I have recommended this book to the Communication Arts instructors at the middle school to which I am assigned, and to be sure, my students assigned to in-school suspension will be reading and discussing and writing about this book once the 2011-2012 school year commences. Kudos to Mr. Mason Weaver for the best book I have read this year!