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Jerry Armor perfectly describes the origins of Elizabeth Johnston’s undying passion for ‘wayward boys.’ This book ensures that we do not forget Alabama’s first lobbyist for needy children and her lifetime commitment to them.
This firsthand account of vision and passion captures the noble effort to establish Alabama’s first juvenile home for vulnerable young men. A Home for Wayward Boys is an inspiring history that deserves to be read. Thank you, Jerry Armor.
A Home For Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School will capture your attention right away, holding it until the final page. Perhaps Armor's book will reach the right people -- those who might learn a lesson from the past, in order to make a difference in the future.
An eye-opening look at the 75-year history of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School, especially the school's difficult formative years. Uplifting.
A Home for Wayward Boys tells the story of Alabama’s oldest school for what we now call juvenile delinquents, and its founding in 1900 by a group of progressive women led by Elizabeth Evans Johnston. The school was named the Alabama Boys’ Industrial School. The book offers an excellent overview of historic efforts to deal with juvenile delinquency in the U.S., showing that there is no alternative to the loving professional care the founders of the school gave so generously. Today people such as the author of this very engaging, readable book are showing us the way we must go.