High School 

Dr. Karlene Richardson

The Book: From Gutter To Glory

Unedited. Unscripted. Raw. As is.

English Curriculum

From Gutter To Glory chronicles the author's journey from Jamaica to America. Each page held raw and incorrect grammar, journaling the author's experiences living in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. The unedited book provided evidence of the author's academic transformation; from pre-GED to earning a Bachelor's degree. From Gutter to Glory is a perfect addition to English classes with a focus on the elements of writing styles, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Women Studies Curriculum

From Gutter To Glory chronicled the author's journey from Jamaica to America. Each page held raw and incorrect grammar, journaling the author's experiences living in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. The unedited book provided evidence of the author's academic transformation; from pre-GED to earning a Bachelor's degree. From Gutter to Glory chronicles the author's experience of teenage pregnancy, abuse, and homelessness. The author journaled her experience as a high school dropout, teenage mother, and homelessness with her eight-month-old daughter, to becoming a successful health care professional who shares her journey while challenging women and high school seniors to maximize their potential despite their "situated-ness." From Gutter to Glory is a perfect addition to a Women Studies curriculum.