Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me (Paperback)
 
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me (Paperback)

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    In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.
    Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham, Alabama, where black people ......more

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In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.
Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham, Alabama, where black people lived in a segregated parallel universe to their white neighbors. She grew up during the violent and shocking 1960s, when bloodshed became a part of daily life in the South. Rice’s portrait of her parents, John and Angelena, highlights their ambitions and frustrations and shows how much they sacrificed to give their beloved only child the best chance for success. Rice also discusses the challenges of being a precocious child who was passionate about music, ice skating, history, and current affairs. Her memoir reveals with vivid clarity how her early experiences sowed the seeds of her political beliefs and helped her become a vibrant, successful woman.
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Parents and Me is a fascinating and inspirational story for young people.


From the Hardcover edition.

Condoleezza Rice was the sixty-sixth U.S. secretary of state and the first black woman to hold that office. She was also the first woman to serve as national security advisor. She has served as provost of Stanford University and was the Soviet and East European Affairs advisor to the president of the United States during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Rice, Condoleezza
Genre:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Audience:
Young adult
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
319
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ember
Publish Date:
01/10/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780385738804
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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