Shawn Goodman

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Shawn Goodman is the award winning author of Kindness for Weakness, and Something Like Hope, both of which were inspired by his experiences working in several New York State juvenile detention facilities. He is also the co-author of This Way Home, written with bestselling author, Wes Moore. When not writing books, he works as a school psychologist, teaches creative writing, and plays soccer. Shawn lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and children.

Selected Works

One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel by New York Times bestselling author, Wes Moore, with Shawn Goodman.
In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive?
A brutally honest, but hopeful story of finding yourself and moving beyond your past.

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