This collection of personal essays written by students from The Academic Leadership Community, located near Downtown Los Angeles, is poignant, honest, and full of tales of resilience.
From the introduction written by the Student Editorial Board, "Our melodies are not perfect. We're all trying to play the same music, trying to do the right thing in life, but with instruments we don't yet know how to play. We're making mistakes. We need a conductor to help us. With or without one, we're learning. If we keep trying hard and help each other, maybe someday soon we'll play something absolutely beautiful in unison."