Unlikely Brothers: Our story of adventure, loss, and redemption

| October 21, 2011

Title: Unlikely Brothers: Our story of adventure, loss, and redemption

Authors: John Prendergast & Michael Mattocks

Publisher: Crown

Call number: HV881 .P725 2011

From the Publisher:

“Peace activist and cofounder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa.

But the not-so-public face of J.P. is the life he’s led as a Big Brother to Michael Mattocks. As a curious, driven, and emotionally wounded twenty-year-old, J.P. made the life-changing decision to form a “Big Brother/Little Brother” relationship with then seven-year-old Michael, who was living out of plastic bags and drifting from one homeless shelter to the next with his mother and siblings. Lacking a connection with his own brother and distancing himself from a disastrous relationship with his father, J.P. formed a unique bond with Michael the moment they met. Michael and J.P. became like family, with Michael and some of his siblings even living with J.P. one summer. In the years that followed, J.P. took Michael and his brothers on outings, whether it was fishing, playing basketball, patronizing cheap restaurants, or going on road trips. This friendship would continue for over twenty-five years as the two coped with varying degrees of violence, instability, and trauma in their own lives. ”
About the Authors:

“John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress.”  Michael Mattocks is the co-author of Unlikely Brothers.

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