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A lyrical coming-of-age story set in the projects of Toledo, Ohio, Animals I Want To See explores themes of identity, ambition, religion, and friendship - often across racial and social lines - as it spotlights a family of fourteen and tracks a boy's journey from a child janitor with big dreams to a teenage petty criminal to a student at Yale and Harvard.. "A terrific and moving memoir about dreaming big and making great things happen." - President Bill Clinton "Read it and be inspired." - Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author On Bronson Street, in the projects of Toledo, Ohio, in a crowded house occupied by a family of fourteen, Tom Seeman starts a very important list. Just as the trash-strewn field in his backyard is home to a treasure-trove of wild animals, Tom's list, "Animals I Want To See One Day," is home to dreams of adventure in places far away from the downtrodden neighborhood where he lives.

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