Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I was Meant to be

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Little, Brown, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
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With more than 200 speaking engagements a year, Myrlie Evers-Willams is one of the most visible and respected African-American women in America. She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including "Woman of the Year" from Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, and Ms., and her dignity, pride, and perseverance have made her a role model for millions of women of all ages and races.

Watch Me Fly is Evers-Williams's "instructive autobiography", with valuable counsel and practical strategy for women facing the challenges of today's world. Her wisdom is drawn from her own journey, which, after her husband was killed, involved raising three children on her own, earning a college degree, and attaining positions of power in corporate America, city government, and the NAACP, initially as its first full-time chairwoman and now as a member of the board. Illuminated by stories of love, loss, determination, and justice, Watch Me Fly includes such topics as learning from one's past, single parenting, secrets of successful relationships, financial survival, activism, and aging.

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WATCH ME FLY: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be

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A poignant memoir by one of our nation's most admired African-American women, written with the assistance of journalist Blau. Widow of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers who has herself ... Read full review

Watch me fly : what I learned on becoming the woman I was meant to be

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The widow of Medgar Evers, Evers-Williams is a Civil Rights leader herself. Here she offers her life story as an inspiration to us all. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Melinda Blau is an award-winning journalist who has written fifteen books and more than 100 magazine articles. Since 2000, when she began collaborating with the late Tracy Hogg, Blau has been the voice of the bestselling Baby Whisperer books.

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