Book ‘From the Hood to the Holler’ by Charles Booker

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A Story of Separate Worlds, Shared Dreams, and the Fight for America’s Future
Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker tells the improbable story of his journey from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country to a political career forging new alliances among forgotten communities across the New South and beyond. “Charles Booker is a rising leader in our nation, and an inspiration to me and all those who get to know his story and vision.” — Senator Cory Booker. Charles Booker grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kentucky, living in the largely segregated West End of Louisville. Faith and love were everything in his family, but material comforts were scarce. The electricity was sometimes shut off. His mother often went hungry so her son could eat...
Publisher: Crown (April 26, 2022)  Pages: 336 pages  ISBN-10: 0593240340  ISBN-13: 978-0593240342  ASIN:‎ B097B33MDN

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Charles Booker represented the 43rd District in the Kentucky House of Representatives. A graduate of the University of Louisville and its Brandeis School of Law, Booker is a Bingham fellow and a Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Team fellow. He is the founder of the advocacy group Hood to the Holler, which continues the work of his campaign, building bridges between previously siloed communities.


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