Chicago Native Rahkal Shelton Discusses Dreams Bigger Than Texas, a Memoir

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There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
– Douglas H. Everett

Although the specialist in Thermodynamics wasn’t speaking about author Rahkal Shelton in the quote above, he very well could have been. The Chicago native, media specialist, and now author, has lived the epitome of a rags to riches (or at the very least well on the way to riches) fairy tale.  In her memoir, “Dreams Bigger Than Texas” the author struggles as a product of the inner city, struggling with poverty and growing up the daughter of parents who suffered from addiction. The book also documents the author’s adolescent coming of age. Through guidance from a higher power, dubbed “The Help” in the book, the author surpasses the goals her mother sets for her, to “not have any babies and get a GED”

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