Booker Geez has been self-funding this book project. Because he passionately believes our youth's lives are at stake and a story like this needs to be heard. To generate interest in the book, he actively participates in book promotions and signings; he attends speaking engagements in schools and speaks directly with youths. His hope is that his book will be a catalyst to create social platforms to educate today’s youth on how not to fall into pitfalls that may lead them to a juvenile detention center.
The funds generated from this campaign will cover expenses for promotion, marketing/branding and travel-related costs. The generosity of funds will enable Booker Geez to execute a strategic plan to share his story on larger national platform.
Stories such as the horrific experiences of Kalief Browder recently gained national attention. The national level of exposure of his story fostered communication that led to a change in the New York City juvenile system. It is becoming apparent that these types of stories and Booker Geez's story need to be told to reach national exposure. Booker Geez is an advocate for our children’s voices to be heard.
Now is the time to hear the story, "Locked up and Put Away: My 10 Years as a Juvenile Counselor, by Booker Geez." We are humbly asking for you to take a chance, purchase a book and/or donate funds to support, Locked up and Put Away: My 10 Years as a Juvenile Counselor, by rising author Booker Geez. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Books-A-Million. Click on the link below to purchase a copy and please share it with friends.
Booker Geez goes from the free-spirited world of the clothing industry to the restrictions and chaos of juvenile detention in a true Bronx tale of a father’s love for his children. Indulge into a system that struggles to satisfy its constituents and the youth they serve while they neglect those on the front line, the juvenile counselors. As a juvenile counselor, he is confronted with the push and pull of his moral judgment and his obligatory responsibilities while he finds himself becoming more institutionalized than the children he is paid to protect. This tell-all book is a glance into the crooked world of a city agency whose sole purpose is to rehabilitate youth at risk but with a spurious attempt to have an inordinate turnover rate of the staff that eclipse any other agency in the city. When society asks where the wild things are, the answer is that they are in detention. Locked Up and Put Away has the potential to educate parents and their teenage children on the dangers and toxic atmosphere that thrive in these facilities while it attacks street culture at its core. It’s a raw depiction of how life is on the front line in detention. You will be engaged in the endless situations the author encounters that have everything from sex, drugs, and hip-hop as the backdrop with incidents that lead to violence and, in one case, death. Readers are taken on a roller-coaster ride of jaw-dropping events that come to a powerful conclusion at the hands of a system that has outlived its existence.
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