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The Resource Becoming Ms. Burton, Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)

Becoming Ms. Burton, Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)

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Becoming Ms. Burton
Title
Becoming Ms. Burton
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Cari Lynn
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eng
Summary
Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society Awards Winner of the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Biography/Autobiography) Winner of the 2017 Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice “Valuable . . . [like Michelle] Alexander's The New Jim Crow." —Los Angeles Review of Books “Susan Burton is a national treasure . . . her life story is testimony to the human capacity for resilience and recovery . . . [Becoming Ms. Burton is] a stunning memoir." —Nicholas Kristof, in The New York Times One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery—and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children—setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity
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Lynn, Cari
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  • Alexander, Michelle
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
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Becoming Ms. Burton, Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)
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online
Isbn
9781620972137
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  • remote
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1F308618-0EB3-4060-8867-051DC30DEEA0
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Becoming Ms. Burton, Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620972137
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1F308618-0EB3-4060-8867-051DC30DEEA0
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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