Nevertheless, We Persisted

Nevertheless, We Persisted

48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage

Book - 2018
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A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity-- but persisted. Among others: actress Alia Shawkat was told she was too "ethnic" for parts. Former NFL player Wade Davis bullied other gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Auschwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one. They tell how they rose through the hate, overcoming the obstacles of their childhood to the hard-won lives they live today
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524771973
152477197X
9781524771966
1524771961
Branch Call Number: Young Adult 170.44 N51
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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