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The Measure of Our Success


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Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, and eight other books. She is the winner of many awards for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, a Heinz Award, and a Niebuhr Award. In 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings. Edelman is a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School. She and her husband live in Washington, D.C., and have three children and four grandchildren.


A celebration of the family, a benediction to the young, and an invocation to the nation's conscience.--Jonathan Kozol
A magnificient blueprint for living.--Ann Landers
A touching and compelling personal affirmation from one of this nation's most important moral leaders.--Robert Coles
Every parent and every child should read this book to each other.--T. Berry Brazleton, M.D.
I hope I am the first of many gratified readers to thank you, Marian Wright Edelman, for this fine book.--Maya Angelou
This book is from the heart of a woman who practices each lesson she preaches. It struck a deep chord in me as a mother trying to raise a daughter in difficult times.--Hillary Clinton

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