The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Self-Help - 97 pages
The founder of the Children's Defense Fund looks at the state of the national soul, arguing that success should be defined by character rather than by consumption and offering twenty-five lessons by which to live. 40,000 first printing.

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This book is a compassionate message for parents trying to raise moral children, that reminds us that service to others is the rent we pay for living. Read full review

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Ive given this book to a number of friends and colleagues. Most recently it was a gift to a 27 year old single mother of 3 children... a woman who was going back to school juggling her homework and ... Read full review


A Family Legacy
Passing on the Legacy of Service
TwentyFive Lessons for Life

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Marian Wright Edelman, civil rights activist, lawyer and author, is the founder of the Children's Defense Fund which has sought to bring the plight of children to the attention of policy mkers and the public, and has been a vigorous advocate for the creation and funding of programs to improve children's lives for over twenty years. 

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