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     February 14, 2019      #82-45 PB1 1
 
Austin students hear from real-life Freedom Writer Manny Scott

By John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


As an author and speaker, Manny Scott knows the power of words.

Talking to students at Austin High School on Wednesday, it wasn’t his words he was concerned about.

“Your words have the power to keep people living or push someone over the edge,” he told about 1,500 students assembled in the Knowlton Auditorium.

Scott grew up in a drug- and gang-infested neighborhood in Long Beach, Calif. His father was incarcerated; Scott dropped out of school at age 14 and had lived in 26 places by age ...

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