The Measure of our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours [NOOK Book]

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A beautiful gift edition of the number one New York Times bestseller—from the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund.
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The Measure of our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours

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Overview

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780807096284
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 606,150
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marian Wright Edelman, civil rights activist, lawyer and author, is the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund which has sought to bring the plight of children to the attention of policy mkers and the public, and has been a vigorous advocate for the creation and funding of programs to improve children’s lives for over twenty years. 
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  • Posted January 8, 2010

    A must read....

    It is the essential handbook for those of us who desire to grow amazing children into even more amazing adults and on for generations to come.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2006

    One of my all-time top three favorites

    This book is life-changing. I've given out a total of 13 copies so far to college-graduating family members and thoughtful friends, and grab any copies off any bookstore I go into just to make sure I have one on hand. It is a must read for any socially concsious individual, and any individual who is just now starting out to care about the world around them. I also loved the fact that the author (who is an such an amazing individual in her own right, and has done so much for children in our country) quotes so many amazing historical individuals--it really is a beginning place to glean so much wisdom in such a short volume. (She brings a special insight also from her own marriage as an African American to a white, Jewish man, raising their children with values, and committing to a greater good outside their own family walls.) This is the ultimate family values book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2005

    Leftist Propaganda With a Splash of Reverse Racism

    This book twists facts and constantly points the finger at the 'massa' letting down the poor. White men are said to be in a position of leadership out of 'accident of birth'. She tells us not to make, snicker, of stand for racial jokes. Then in the next chapter she tells one of her own in support of black pride. This book is absolutely riddled with contradictions. She feels it is the responsibility of you and I, through government to pay enough taxes so that there are no poor families in America. She writes that one should not feel 'entitled' to anything they didnt 'sweat' and 'work for'. Then says 'we' should 'give' to the poor instead of buying more things for ourselves. This book is absolutely ridiculous. If a white man wrote a book like this it would be dismissed as racist garbage.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    A guide for the human spirit. It reminds us that we all have the

    A guide for the human spirit. It reminds us that we all have the power to change this world for the better. It's a wonderful book for young people and should be required reading if for no other reason that it will touch your heart and bring you back to the basics of kindness.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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