Maggie's American Dream: The Life and Times of a Black Family

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New American Library, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
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This inspiring black family success story centers on an exceptional woman, Maggie Comer, whose American dream brought her from abject poverty in the rural South to become the mother of five outstanding achievers. Told first through Maggie's own words, then through those of her son James - an award-winning child psychiatrist and brilliant educator - Maggie's American Dream is an unforgettable chronicle of courage and resourcefulness, of pride and achievement, of daring to dream despite the odds. Book jacket.

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James P. Comer, M.D., is the founder and chairman of the YalJames P. Comer, M.D., is the founder and chairman of the Yale School Development Program, Maurice Falk Professor of Chile School Development Program, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, and Associate Dd Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, and Associate Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine. He has been tean of the Yale University School of Medicine. He has been the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the John he recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the John and Mary Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine Award, the Rockand Mary Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine Award, the Rockefeller Public Service Award, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Priefeller Public Service Award, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education, the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Acze in Education, the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in Education, the Heinz Award for Service to Humanhievement in Education, the Heinz Award for Service to Humanity, and many other awards and honors, including 41 honoraryity, and many other awards and honors, including 41 honorary degrees. degrees.

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