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

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This inspiring black family success story centers on an exceptional woman, Maggie Comer, whose American dream brought her from abject poverty in the rural South to become the mother of five outstanding achievers. Told first through Maggie's own words, then through those of her son James - an award-winning child psychiatrist and brilliant educator - Maggie's American Dream is an unforgettable chronicle of courage and resourcefulness, of pride and achievement, of daring to dream ...
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Overview

This inspiring black family success story centers on an exceptional woman, Maggie Comer, whose American dream brought her from abject poverty in the rural South to become the mother of five outstanding achievers. Told first through Maggie's own words, then through those of her son James - an award-winning child psychiatrist and brilliant educator - Maggie's American Dream is an unforgettable chronicle of courage and resourcefulness, of pride and achievement, of daring to dream despite the odds.

The story of a woman, poor and black, who realized her own American dream of opportunity and education for her children.

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This poignant book is several stories: the oral history of the struggles of a black mother who saw education as the road to the American dream and propelled her five children to 13 college degrees; the autobiography of a son who credits his mother with his becoming one of America's foremost specialists on the role of social problems in mental health; and proof that social commitment can help solve problems in black communities. More than the document of a single family, this book encapsulates the black South-to-North movement, from days of segregation to days of flickering hope. Highly recommended for Afro-American and American social history collections. Thomas J. Davis, SUNY at Buffalo
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452263185
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1989
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction xix
Part I Mom 1
Part II My Turn 103
Part III All Our Children 185
Postscript: Maggie's American Dream 227
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