Eric Flannagan Jr grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, where The Madison House Big Siblings Program became a pillar of his youth. He recalls the single decision he made to raise his hand in a class, not realizing how this transformative experience would shape his adolescence. Flannagan recounts the impact of those siblings on his upbringing, weaving together his personal experience with broader social and cultural issues. He reflects on the intersections of race, class, and privilege that impacted his childhood and how these continued to influence his outlook into adulthood. Following him through his teenage and university years, Flannagan, a natural linguist and avid traveler, discusses his life's highs and lows, his periods of growth and transformation, and how he has emerged on the other side of the decision he made over thirty years ago.
ISBN : 978-1-80439-031-3
Pages : 134
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Eric is living in France and pursuing his childhood love of the French language. He loves linguistics, studying foreign languages, and learning so much while teaching English to speakers of other languages. Traveling in Europe and Central Asia has been his amazing experience, and he has seen so much in the past few years. He is thankful to God for the opportunities he has uncovered and for Him still including him in His plan of intellect and discovery in this ever-changing world. He prays more of us are included.