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A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford

Caylin Louis Moore
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In this inspiring and provocative memoir about a young black man, Caylin Moore tells the against-all-odds story of his rise from racial injustice a... Read More

In this inspiring and provocative memoir about a young black man, Caylin Moore tells the against-all-odds story of his rise from racial injustice and cruel poverty in gang-ridden Los Angeles to academic success at the University of Oxford, with hope as his compass.

A Dream to Big is for readers who want to …

  • enjoy a compelling, true, hard-to-believe inspirational story;
  • see firsthand how God can redeem even the most painful life experiences;
  • be inspired and find hope in knowing that, despite their own circumstances, through hard work and the grace of God, there is hope.

When Caylin Louis Moore was a young child, his mother gathered her three young children and fled an abusive husband, landing in poverty in a heavily policed, gang-ridden community. When Moore’s father was convicted of murder and his mother was sexually assaulted in the hospital while recovering from open-heart surgery, Moore was forced to enter adulthood prematurely. His hope was fueled by embracing his mother's steely faith in God and in education. Moore skirted the gangs, the police, and the violence endemic to Compton to excel as a student-athlete, eventually reaching the pinnacles of academic achievement as a Rhodes Scholar. Moore's eye-opening, against-all-odds story reveals that there is no such thing as a dream too big.

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  • Contributor(s)Caylin Louis Moore
  • About the Contributor(s) Caylin Louis Moore grew up in Compton, California. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship...

    Caylin Louis Moore grew up in Compton, California. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 2017 and earned his master's degree at the University of Oxford, Jesus College. A doctoral student in sociology at Stanford University, Moore lives with his wife, Paola, and their daughter, Mia.

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  • ISBN-139781400209941
  • Publish Date06/02/2020
  • PublisherThomas Nelson
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.0 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)36.03 lb
  • Dimensions 8.4(h) x 5.5(w) x 0.7(d) inches
  • Pages272
  • Price $13.29

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