Abandoned by his father before he was born, James Earl Jones lived with his mother and grandparents. His mother who worked as a tailor in neighboring towns. At age six, James began to stutter and, by the third grade, could communicate only through writing. He later joined debating teams to help him overcome his speech impediment and went on to develop one of the most recognizable voices of stage or screen.
In What Kids Need to Succeed: Four Foundations of Adult Achievement you’ll read true stories about high-achieving adults and the lessons they learned in childhood.