Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage

by In This Together Media (Editor)

Other authorsAmy Klobuchar (Foreword)
Hardcover, 2018

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

Knopf Books for Young Readers (2018), 320 pages

Description

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.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2018-09-04

Physical description

320 p.; 5.75 inches

ISBN

1524771961 / 9781524771966

Barcode

987
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