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Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors

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Throughout her life and work, Marian Wright Edelman has been at the heart of this cantury's most dramatic civil rights and child advocacy struggles. In this stirring, heartfelt memoir she pays tribute to the extrordinary mentors who helped light her way including Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, and William Slaone Coffin. She celebrates the lives of her parents and the great Black Women of Bennetsville, South Carolina- Miz Tee, Miz Lucy, Miz Kate-who gave her love and guidance in her youth, as well as the many teachers and figures who inspired her education at Spelman College and empowered her early as an activist in the 1960's.

Illustrated with many of the author's personal photographs, Lanterns also includes a "Parents' Pledge" and "Twenty-Five More Lessons for Life" to guide, protect, and love our children every day so that they will become, in Edelman's moving vision, the healing agents for national transformation.

Synopsis:

The author of "Measure of Our Success", a noted civil rights figure, and child advocate pays tribute to the extraordinary mentors who helped light her way--from luminaries such as Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy to her parents, teachers, and community women. photo insert.

About the Author

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, is the author oftwo previous children's books, Stand For Children and I'm Your Child, God: Prayers for Our Children. Her books for adults include the New York Times bestseller The Measure of Our Success: A Letter toMy Children and Yours as well as Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations for Our Children and Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors. She has re-ceived the MacArthurPrize Fellowship, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Heinz Award, andthe Presidential Medal of Freedom. She and her family live in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060958596
Author:
Edelman, Marian Wright
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Edelman, Marian Wright
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Mentoring
Subject:
African American women social reformers
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Mentoring -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.52 in. .40 lbs.

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