In this first-of-its kind memoir, a gay man explores the emotional risks and rewards of mentoring a troubled young Latino boy. In the process, he learns more about himself than he ever imagined.
As an award-winning social activist and mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, former journalist and documentary filmmaker, Aaron Kirk Douglas illuminates the emotional turmoil inherent in mentoring an at-risk youth. He relates how it pushed him to become more than just a weekend-toss-the-ball-around kind of mentor. In his relationship with Rico, a fatherless foster child he meets through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Douglas must face the memories─and pain─of growing up gay in rural Oregon without the love and acceptance he so desperately craved from his own father. His journey leads him to forge a new kind of family—the kind you create for yourself.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Family Relationships, Parenting, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help, Gay & Lesbian, Biography, Growing Up & Facts of Life
Size: 286 pages
Free download for Kindle from 30 January 2020 onward