Overview... a high school student in New York City living in the same building as legendary writer William Forrester. After breaking into Forrester’s apartment on a dare, the two strike up an unlikely student-teacher relationship. Forrester recognizes Jamal’s passion for writing and sees a raw talent in need of discipline. Facing prejudice and mockery from friends and strangers alike, Jamal presses on with his ambitions in spite of all hardship.
Personality… strong-willed, creative, and resilient. In his short life, Jamal has already seen the worst of adults. With an absentee father, abusive professors, and ignorant friends, the only place he could turn was inward. Jamal is not a studied literary writer, but he has the spirit and the grit to do great things. He’ll never be limited by someone's assumptions about his abilities.
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