Maggie's American Dream by James P. Comer audiobook

Maggie's American Dream: The Life and Times of a Black Family

By James P. Comer, M.D.
Read by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Penguin Audio
2.77 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781598876956

When Maggie Comer left abjectpoverty in the rural South, she never dreamed she would become the mother offive children who share thirteen college degrees. Told through Maggie’s own words and through those of her sonJames—an award-winning child psychiatrist and brilliant educator—Maggie's American Dream is an unforgettable chronicle ofcourage, resourcefulness, and pride. Together, the memories of mother and son form an engrossinghistory of one black family’s struggle for freedom and equality, as well as a compellingtestimonial for the life-changing power of education. This is the story of a woman, poor and black, who realizedher own American dream of opportunity and education for her children.

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When Maggie Comer left abjectpoverty in the rural South, she never dreamed she would become the mother offive children who share thirteen college degrees.

Told through Maggie’s own words and through those of her sonJames—an award-winning child psychiatrist and brilliant educator—Maggie's American Dream is an unforgettable chronicle ofcourage, resourcefulness, and pride.

Together, the memories of mother and son form an engrossinghistory of one black family’s struggle for freedom and equality, as well as a compellingtestimonial for the life-changing power of education.

This is the story of a woman, poor and black, who realizedher own American dream of opportunity and education for her children.

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Author Bio: James P. Comer M.D.

Author Bio: James P. Comer M.D.

James P. Comer, M.D., is the founder and chairman of the Comer School Development Program, the Maurice Falk professor of child psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, and associate dean of the Yale University School of Medicine. He has been the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the John and Mary Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine Award, the Rockefeller Public Service Award, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education, the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in Education, the Heinz Award for Service to Humanity, and many other awards and honors, including forty-one honorary degrees.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 2.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English