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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James P. Comer Narrator: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598876956
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When Maggie Comer left abject poverty in the rural South, she never dreamed she would become the mother of five children who share thirteen college degrees.

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

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

This is 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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About the Author

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.