Courage Is Contagious

Two PAVE Red Hook alumnae, Laura Camacho and Adasendis De La Cruz, will be published in a collection of letters to Michelle Obama called Courage is Contagious. The book features letters from authors such as Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Waters, and essays from two of our recent graduates. We are so proud of Laura and Adasendis, and love seeing PAVE scholars in print!


Laura and Adasendis started at PAVE RH in lower elementary and truly embody the core values of perseverance and achievement that we hold so dear. Laura is now a freshman at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School and Adasendis is enrolled at Benjamin Banneker Academy. Their letters were identified by Nick Haramis, the editor of Courage is Contagious, as the voice of young women to be included that showcased courage and overcoming all odds.


The book is being published by Penguin Random House and will hit shelves at all major and indie retailers on October 24, 2017. Click here to pre-order and learn more!

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