What Now? lil Roe ~ The Dance Contest
Lil Roe and his fun loving friends are on an adventurous journey through life and they’re learning some very valuable lessons along the way. In this first book entitled “The Dance Contest“, they learn the importance of understanding racial diversity and the universal languages of love and unity.
Written by Roosevelt Sargent
Background art and layout by Jen McQuay
Character illustrations by Bryant Hunter
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Roosevelt Sargent was born into a violent, drug infested, poverty-filled world that only got worse as he grew older. With his parents’ incarceration, his journey through homelessness, and the thug lifestyle that surrounded him daily, the smart money was on him not living to reach the age of eighteen. Add in teenage parenthood, and his brief future seemed predetermined.
But then one day something happened that would change him forever. Roosevelt found faith in Christianity. From then on he was a new man. Sargent became a published writer of nationally and internationally distributed music projects and he spent over fifteen years traveling and sharing his story to inspire hope in the lives of troubled youth across America. During this time he also founded CSR Entertainment, the hip hop label that produced the first Christian rap group to perform on the nationally syndicated television show “Soul Train” known as the CL Ryderz. He also started a neighborhood youth center in Southern California where he selflessly served his local community and now he has published his first book Victorious Underdog. From the dead man he should’ve been to the inspirational man he was meant to be, Roosevelt Sargent is the Victorious Underdog. Today Roosevelt resides in Fort Worth, Texas where he continues to serve and impact the lives of many he comes in contact with each day.
Since birth Roosevelt Sargent's life has been filled with drugs, violence and poverty. He grew up to believe that it was him against the world. The friends he selected were like warriors to his quest for survival.
When both of his parents land in prison, he knows that it is up to him to use his street smarts to outwit his opponents. He finds himself battling being homeless and living a gangster lifestyle. The life he finds himself living is one where death is around every corner.
Can Roosevelt break out of the chains of darkness that are binding him? Is it possible that someone that has only seen the worst life has to offer can break free and make a new start? Or will he find himself facing the end of a gun as his life quickly fades before his eyes?
Victorious Underdog is an exceptional book. You can feel the heartache, pain and adversity the main character has experienced. This book is a true testament to endurance, strength and overcoming mind-boggling odds.
Roosevelt Sargent is an author who is to be commended. His story is one that is a true source of inspiration. As you discover what obstacles were presented to him and how he conquered each one, your heart will go out to this strong man. You will find yourself getting caught up in the intense drama that radiates from each page. As you finish the last page you will know that this man having lived through the hell that he endured could have a MAJOR impact on others who are facing similar situations. This book comes highly recommended and will be a source of inspiration for many.