A Memoir of Mentors

Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807071994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4748

I am grateful beyond words for the example of the lanterns shared in this memoir whose lives I hope will illuminate my children's, your children's, and the paths of countless others coming behind.--Marian Wright Edelman, from the Preface Marian Wright Edelman, "the most influential children's advocate in the country" (The Washington Post), shares stories from her life at the center of this century's most dramatic civil rights struggles. She pays tribute to the extraordinary personal mentors who helped light her way: Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, William Sloane Coffin, Ella Baker, Mae Bertha Carter, and many others. She celebrates the lives of the great Black women of Bennettsville, South Carolina-Miz Tee, Miz Lucy, Miz Kate-who along with her parents formed a formidable and loving network of community support for the young Marian Wright as a Black girl growing up in the segregated South. We follow the author to Spelman College in the late 1950s, when the school was a hotbed of civil rights activism, and where, through excerpts from her honest and passionate college journal, we witness a national leader in the making and meet the people who inspired and empowered her, including Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Howard Zinn, and Charles E. Merrill, Jr. Lanterns takes us to Mississippi in the 1960s, where Edelman was the first and only Black woman lawyer. Her account of those years is a riveting first-hand addition to the literature of civil rights: "The only person I recognized in the menacing crowd as I walked towards the front courthouse steps was [a] veteran New York Times reporter. He neither acknowledged me nor met my eyes. I knew then what it was like to be a poor Black person in Mississippi: alone." And we follow Edelman as she leads Bobby Kennedy on his fateful trip to see Mississippi poverty and hunger for himself, a powerful personal experience for the young RFK that helped awaken a nation's conscience to child hunger and poverty. Lanterns is illustrated with thirty of the author's personal photographs and includes "A Parent's Pledge" and "Twenty-five More Lessons for Life," an inspiration to all of us-parents, grandparents, teachers, religious and civic leaders-to guide, protect, and love our children every day so that they will become, in Marian Wright Edelman's moving vision, the healing agents for national transformation.

The Measure of our Success

A Letter to My Children and Yours

Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807096288

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 7362

A beautiful gift edition of the number one New York Times bestseller—from the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund.

I Can Make a Difference

A Treasury to Inspire Our Children

Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060280514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5269

Marian Wright Edelman has drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples to compile these timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales that speak to all children to let them know that they can make a difference in today's world.


Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives

Author: Dean K. Thompson,D. Cameron Murchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802874993

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 2468

Positive mentoring relationships are essential to the formation of strong Christian leaders. This simple truth is often held as self-evident, but why? How can theological and biblical insights inform mentoring relationships? And what do these vital relationships look like across a range of Christian experience? Opening multiple angles of vision on the practice of mentoring, Dean K. Thompson and D. Cameron Murchison have assembled an eminent group of scholars to reflect on these and other pressing questions. With contributions from twenty-one remarkable writers, this broad-ranging volume explores mentoring in biblical and theological perspective, within the context of diverse national and international communities, and across generations. CONTRIBUTORS: David L. Bartlett Walter Brueggemann Katie Geneva Cannon Thomas W. Currie Cristian De La Rosa Jill Duffield Elizabeth Hinson Hasty Luke Timothy Johnson Kwok Pui Lan Thomas G. Long Melva Lowry Martin E. Marty Rebekah Miles D. Cameron Murchison Camille Cook Murray Rodger Nishioka Douglas Ottati Alton B. Pollard III Cynthia L. Rigby Dean K. Thompson Theodore J. Wardlaw

Freedom's Teacher (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Katherine Mellon Charron


ISBN: 1458782301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 5415

Septima Poinsette Clark's gift to the civil rights movement was education. In the mid-1950s, this former public school teacher developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. This vibrantly written biography places Clark (1898-1987) in a long tradition of southern African American activist educators, women who spent their lives teaching citizenship by helping people to help themselves. Freedom's Teacher traces Clark's life from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South Carolina to her increasing radicalization as an activist following World War II, highlighting how Clark brought her life's work to bear on the civil rights movement. Katherine Mellen Charron's engaging portrait demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women teachers--in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Drawing on autobiographies and memoirs by fellow black educators, state educational records, papers from civil rights organizations, and oral histories, Charron argues that the schoolhouse served as an important institutional base for the movement. Clark's program also fostered participation from grassroots southern black women, affording them the opportunity to link their personal concerns to their political involvement on the community's behalf. Using Clark's life as a lens, Charron sheds valuable new light on southern black women's activism in national, state, and judicial politics, from the Progressive Era to the civil rights movement and beyond.


A Memoir

Author: Julian Edelman

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316479845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8506

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bill Belichick: "Julian is the epitome of competitiveness, toughness, and the great things that are possible when someone is determined to achieve their goals." Tom Brady: "It's a privilege for me to play with someone as special as Julian." The Super Bowl champion wide receiver for the New England Patriots shares his inspiring story of an underdog kid who was always doubted to becoming one of the most reliable and inspiring players in the NFL. When the Patriots were down 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, there was at least one player who refused to believe they would lose: Julian Edelman. And he said so. It wasn't only because of his belief in his teammates, led by the master of the comeback, his friend and quarterback Tom Brady-or the coaching staff run by the legendary Bill Belichick. It was also because he had been counted out in most of his life and career, and he had proved them all wrong. Whether it was in Pop Warner football, where his Redwood City, California, team won a national championship; in high school where he went from a 4'10", 95-pound freshman running back to quarterback for an undefeated Woodside High team; or college, where he rewrote records at Kent State as a dual-threat quarterback, Edelman far exceeded everyone's expectations. Everyone's expectations, that is, except his own and those of his father, who took extreme and unorthodox measures to drive Edelman to quiet the doubters with ferocious competitiveness. When he was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round, the 5'10" college quarterback was asked to field punts and play wide receiver, though he'd never done either. But gradually, under the tutelage of a demanding coaching staff and countless hours of off-season training with Tom Brady, he became one of the NFL's most dynamic punt returners and top receivers who can deliver in the biggest games. Relentless is the story of Edelman's rise, and the continuing dominance of the Patriot dynasty, filled with memories of growing up with a father who was as demanding as any NFL coach, his near-constant fight to keep his intensity and competitiveness in check in high school and college, and his celebrated nine seasons with the Patriots. Julian shares insights into his relationships and rivalries, and his friendships with teammates such as Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Matt Slater, and Randy Moss. Finally, he reveals the story behind "the catch" and life on the inside of a team for the ages. Inspiring, honest, and unapologetic, Relentless proves that the heart of a champion can never be measured.

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Freedom Bound

Author: Joanne Grant

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471327172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6758

Stand for Children!

Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786823109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 378

Presents a version of the 1996 speech given at the Lincoln Memorial by the president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund urging people to "Stand for Children"

The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small

Charting a Course for the Next Generation

Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401395678

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9809

In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded--larger than any other industrialized nation. It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice. As founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman knows all too well the suffering of so many of our nation's children, who live every day with adversity most of us can barely imagine. In The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small, Edelman asks difficult questions about what we truly value, and looks hard at what we can--and must--do to build a nation fit for all children. With the passion and conviction that have made her our leading child advocate, she calls us all to stand up for the future of America. What have we done and what have we left undone? What lessons can we learn from our past and our present to realize a just and peaceful national and world vision for our children and grandchildren? Marian Wright Edelman challenges all of us--our leaders, our teachers, the faith community, parents, grandparents, and future generations--to end the epidemic physical and spiritual poverty afflicting millions of our children. We can leave our children with a better, safer, and fairer world if we care enough. And we can--and must--do it now.

Marian Wright Edelman

The Making of a Crusader

Author: Beatrice Siegel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780027826296

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

View: 6483

A biography of the noted child advocate chronicles her childhood in a racially segregated town and her efforts as a tolerance supporter and respected political lobbyist


Author: Margie Palatini,Jack E. Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689823975

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5612

After many unsuccessful attempts to control his unruly hair one morning, Oliver and his family think that they have solved the problem--until he gets to school and finds that it is school picture day.

Ashes to Gold

The Alchemy of Mentoring the Delinquent Boy

Author: Brad Fern,Tom Lutz

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590563077


Page: 155

View: 2731

Adolescence can be a challenging period for youths, especially in today's world, where the ancient rites of passage that societies once used to turn their boys into men have disappeared. In an in-depth analysis of the Grimm Brothers' fairytale 'The Devils Sooty Brother,' therapists and teachers Brad Fern and Tom Lutz provide a practical and mythic outline for the journey from adolescence to maturity for young men.

Something Like An Autobiography

Author: Akira Kurosawa

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307803214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3092

Translated by Audie E. Bock. "A first rate book and a joy to read.... It's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this book.... Also indispensable for budding directors are the addenda, in which Kurosawa lays out his beliefs on the primacy of a good script, on scriptwriting as an essential tool for directors, on directing actors, on camera placement, and on the value of steeping oneself in literature, from great novels to detective fiction." --Variety "For the lover of Kurosawa's movies...this is nothing short of must reading...a fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments." --Washington Post Book World

William Alexander Percy

The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Author: Benjamin E. Wise

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2682

William Alexander Percy

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1660

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Learning as a Way of Leading

Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice

Author: Stephen Preskill,Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 4850

This book offers a systematic look at the connections between learning and leading and the use of learning to inspire and organize for change. It explores two interrelated dimensions of learning leadership: the ways leaders themselves learn about leadership practice, and the way leaders foster the learning of those they work with. The book focuses on a number of important leadership activities and adopts a case study approach to illuminate how leaders themselves learn, how they impart knowledge to others, and how they support others in becoming more effective and enduring learners.

An Unquenchable Thirst

Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life

Author: Mary Johnson

Publisher: Bond Street Books

ISBN: 0385666977

Category: Nuns

Page: 544

View: 814

Mary Johnson describes her calling to follow Mother Teresa and enter the Missionaries of Charity at the age of eighteen and her return to the secular world twenty years later.

The Lantern

A Novel

Author: Deborah Lawrenson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062049712

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5201

Set in the lush countryside of Provence, Deborah Lawrenson’s The Lantern is an atmospheric modern gothic tale of love, suspicion, and murder, in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Drawn to a wealthy older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home—Les Genévriers, a charming hamlet amid the fragrant lavender fields of Provence. But Eve finds it impossible to ignore the mysteries that haunt both her lover and the run-down old house. The more reluctant Dom is to tell her about his past, the more she is drawn to it—and to the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful ex-wife. An evocative tale of romantic and psychological suspense, The Lantern masterfully melds past and present, secrets and lies, appearances and disappearances—along with our age-old fear of the dark.

Dream Me Home Safely

Author: Susan Richards Shreve

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618379026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 4040

Presents essays by thirty of America's most acclaimed authors, including Julia Alvarez, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Edgar Wideman, sharing memories of growing up in America.

Life in Code

A Personal History of Technology

Author: Ellen Ullman

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374711410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2139

The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology’s loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn’t. Life in Code is an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years—and the next twenty.