That bird has my wings : the autobiography of an innocent man on death row
—Masters, Jarvis Jay, 1962-
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Jarvis Jay Masters has taken an extraordinary journey of faith. Strangely enough, his moment of enlightenment came behind the bars of San Quentin's death row. Here, inmate author Masters takes us from the arms of his heroin-addicted mother to an abusive foster home, on his escape to the illusory freedom of the streets and through lonely nights spent in bus stations and juvenile homes, and finally to life inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison. He chronicles the story of a bright boy who turns to a life of crime, and of a penitent man who embraces Buddhism to find hope. His personal story dramatically reminds us all that freedom and opportunity are not to be taken for granted, and that no matter what their neighborhood, no matter what their race, every child matters.

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African American authors.
African American prisoners -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Buddhists -- United States -- Biography.
Death row inmates -- United States -- Biography.
Masters, Jarvis Jay, 1962-
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
9780061730450 (hardcover)
0061730459 (hardcover)
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : HarperOne, c2009.
xvii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
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