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The Resource Lift off : from the classroom to the stars, Donovan Livingston ; foreword by Wes Moore

Lift off : from the classroom to the stars, Donovan Livingston ; foreword by Wes Moore

Label
Lift off : from the classroom to the stars
Title
Lift off
Title remainder
from the classroom to the stars
Statement of responsibility
Donovan Livingston ; foreword by Wes Moore
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech, praised as "powerful" by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and "inspired" by Justin Timberlake, that has offered inspiration to millions around the world In Lift Off, Donovan Livingston offers a groundbreaking rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality. In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America's future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach their celestial potential, and in his galvanizing commencement address, now adapted for the first time to the page, he calls on us to raise our voices on behalf of all children, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Together, we can lift off! Praise for Donovan Livingston "Donovan Livingston gave a powerful speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's convocation. In a spoken-word poem, he shared his struggles in life and urged his fellow graduates to fight inequality and inspire students. Donovan's message hit home. [He is] part of a rising generation that's. standing up to some of the biggest challenges in the world today."--Hillary Rodham Clinton, Teen Vogue "These are the words, and Donovan Livingston's voice and spirit are the music, but in any form, this rare graduation speech tells us that learning is full of bias yet can lead us to the stars."--Gloria Steinem "Donovan Livingston's Lift Offis our youth's gift to us. In this joyous young man's voice is the promise of tomorrow."--James McBride"--
  • "Donovan Livingston has dedicated his life to sparking the joy of learning in young minds, and when he took the podium to give his convocation address at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he shared a powerful message of hope and hard truths. In emotionally charged spoken word, Donovan declares that education can only become an equalizer if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America's future. Years ago, his seventh-grade teacher saw a rambunctious child, and instead of silencing him, encouraged his voice, telling him that our stories are ladders that enable us to touch the stars. Donovan now continues the work of helping every young person reach their celestial potential. He calls on us all to lift our voices on behalf of every child, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Donovan's speech has touched the lives of millions, and now for the first time his words are bound between book covers, to be shared in a beautiful package with graduates and educators today and with generations to come"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
370.15/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1065
LC item number
.L59 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Lift off : from the classroom to the stars, Donovan Livingston ; foreword by Wes Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959258863
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399591372
Lccn
2016045863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959258863
Label
Lift off : from the classroom to the stars, Donovan Livingston ; foreword by Wes Moore
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959258863
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399591372
Lccn
2016045863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959258863

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