When A Child Is Worth More Than the Worst Mistake He Ever Made: A Juvenile Lifer's Story
The passages, and much of the book, are heavy, then light. It's sad, then joyous. It's a complicated story about a 15-year-old child sentenced to life without parole but told simply and powerfully. Real, raw, and riveting, When A Child presents Antonio Howard's journey midstream, between his growth and his struggles, both of the past and in that moment. Of its many strengths (and reasons to read) is its length. A man with time and his thoughts who has taken the time to be reflective, to turn over any given word again and again, to write them with real purpose.