The Promise : How One Woman Made Good on Her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of 1st Graders to College
Oral Lee BrownISBN: 0385511477;
Book DescriptionIn the bestselling tradition of The Pact and The Freedom Writers Diary —the inspiring story of one woman’s extraordinary promise and steely determination to make a difference in the world. One morning in 1987 Oral Lee Brown walked into a corner store in East Oakland, California, to buy snacks for work. A little girl asked her for a quarter, and Brown assumed that she wanted to buy candy, but surprisingly she bought bread and bologna—staples forher family. Later that day Brown couldn’t get the little girl out of her mind. Why wasn’t she in school? Why was she out begging for money to buy food for her family? After several weeks of not being able to sleep, Brown went to look for the girl at the local elementary school and soon found herself in a first-grade classroom. She didn’t find the little girl, but before she left she found herself promising the kids that if they finished high school, she would...
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