7 Hours and 5 Minutes A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gende...
|Title||:||Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage|
|Number of Pages||:||308 pages|
Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage Reviews
Insightful into the lives of persistent persons. Progress is slow.
This book is a collection of short essays of persistence which inspired me in many ways.
Language: R (12 swears, 4 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13
The 48 contributors who have shared their stories have done so to help readers know that they are not alone, that they can overcome the obstacles in their paths, and that they can accomplish anything they want. These men and women have faced biases and bigotry, war and injury, divorce and disability, discouragement and more—and they have chosen to come out of all those hardships on top. They rally around their readers to help ea ...more
A mixed bag, but many excellent essays. (If you're one of the contributors, I assure you, dear reader: yours was one of the very best.)
This book of short stories was an interesting read but, unfortunately not as compelling as I thought it would be. It seemed as though many of the stories were really edited down and I felt like I was missing large details. Overall, a good read if you want something a little more uplifting and to get to know some new people that you might not know the stories of yet.
This collection of essays highlights the experiences of a variety of individuals from politicians to professional athletes to teen activists. These are real people telling real stories in their own words. As a result, these essays are often a little less polished than those in similar anthologies (recent release Hope Nation for instance). However, these stories are still powerful. Two standouts include a letter written from an older sister to her younger brother who was a victim of the Sandy Hoo ...more