Journals Higher Education

$29.95

Hardcover

07 February 2002

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195126426


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Overcoming the Odds

Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica L. Greene, and Geoffrey L. Greif

Based on interviews with many successful young black women and their families, Overcoming the Odds provides a wealth of information about how and why they have succeeded--what motivates them, how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them, even how it feels to be a high academic achiever. They also discuss the challenges of moving into African American womanhood, from maintaining self-esteem to making the right choices about their professional and personal lives. Most important, the book offers specific and inspiring examples of the practices, attitudes, and parenting strategies that have enabled these women to persevere and triumph.

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