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The Resource Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason

Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason

Label
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America
Title
Born bright
Title remainder
a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America
Statement of responsibility
C. Nicole Mason
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in the 1970s in Los Angeles, California, Mason was raised by a beautiful but volatile 16-year-old single mother. Early on, she learned to navigate between an unpredictable home life and school where she excelled. By high school, Mason was seamlessly straddling two worlds. The first, a cocoon of familiarity where street smarts, toughness and the ability to survive won the day. The other, foreign and unfamiliar with its own set of rules, not designed for her success. In her Advanced Placement classes and outside of her neighborhood, she felt unwelcomed and judged because of the way she talked, dressed and wore her hair. After moving to Las Vegas to live with her paternal grandmother, she worked nights at a food court in one of the Mega Casinos while finishing school. Having figured out the college application process by eavesdropping on the few white kids in her predominantly Black and Latino school along with the help of a long ago high school counselor, Mason eventually boarded a plane for Howard University, alone and with $200 in her pocket. While showing us her own path out of poverty, Mason examines the conditions that make it nearly impossible to escape and exposes the presumption harbored by many--that the poor don't help themselves enough"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mason, C. Nicole
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mason, C. Nicole
  • Mason, C. Nicole
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • African American women educators
  • Gifted women
  • Successful people
  • Poor children
  • Homeless persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
  • "Unabridged"--Title page verso
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What do you want to be? -- Day of reckoning -- A crack in the foundation -- Origins -- The end of things -- Starved -- Putting out the fire -- Free today -- A home of our own -- Only one rule -- 54 out of 54 -- Death is here -- Wedding day -- Home street -- Seeing with only these eyes -- Away -- Not poor, poor -- Sonnie's got a baby - Cell block high -- A place called home -- A light -- Food for all -- New mission -- Gone -- In the desert -- Brighter -- Little brother -- Accepted -- Graduation -- I'll fly away -- What should be done?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
382 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683242345
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper : large print)
Lccn
2016043682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959200522
Label
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
  • "Unabridged"--Title page verso
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What do you want to be? -- Day of reckoning -- A crack in the foundation -- Origins -- The end of things -- Starved -- Putting out the fire -- Free today -- A home of our own -- Only one rule -- 54 out of 54 -- Death is here -- Wedding day -- Home street -- Seeing with only these eyes -- Away -- Not poor, poor -- Sonnie's got a baby - Cell block high -- A place called home -- A light -- Food for all -- New mission -- Gone -- In the desert -- Brighter -- Little brother -- Accepted -- Graduation -- I'll fly away -- What should be done?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
382 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683242345
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper : large print)
Lccn
2016043682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959200522

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