This is a story about faith and perseverance. Dr. Shawn Joseph masterfully tells the story of how he maintained his course and conviction despite numerous challenges throughout his life. He engages the reader through his childhood years, college years, and his professional years, culminating as him becoming the first African American superintendent in the city of Nashville and transitioning into a faculty appointment at prestigious Fordham University. His story will no doubt resonate with readers. Furthermore, the connections between the narrator's life and Joseph's story are well made and should inspire readers to persist and keep faith no matter the odds. This is a book that every parent, particularly parents of children of color, should give to their children to help them understand God's promises can be achieved in their life if they maintain their faith and develop an ability to persevere. Individuals seeking leadership roles in educational administration will also learn of the opportunities and challanges that lie ahead should they have the courage to lead for equity.