Tommy uses Sidney's book as a parenting manual.

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Tommy from Charlotte, North Carolina, uses The Measure of a Man as a manual for raising his four sons with honor and integrity.

"Even though the only thing we have in common is the color of our skin, his stories and breadth of honor and self-worth has touched me like no other book has. I understand that I am raising men, not boys, and want them to walk through life with their heads held high and their feet firmly planted in the ground of moral dignity and racial pride," Tommy writes.