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Up home : one girl's journey  Cover Image Book Book

Up home : one girl's journey / by Ruth J. Simmons.

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  • ISBN: 9780593446003
  • ISBN: 0593446003
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2023]

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"I was born at a crossroads: a crossroads in history, a crossroads in culture, and a geographical crossroads in North Houston County in East Texas. Born in 1945, Ruth J. Simmons grew up the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Her first home had no running water, no electricity to light the two crowded rooms, no books to read. Yet despite this-or, in her words, because of it-Simmons would become one of America's preeminent educators. The former president of Smith College and Brown University, and now the outgoing president of Prairie View A&M, Texas's oldest HBCU, for decades Simmons has inspired generations of students as she herself made history. In Up Home, Simmons takes us back to Grapeland to show how the people who love us when we are young shape who we become: We meet her caring, tireless mother who managed to feed her large family with an often empty pantry; her father, who refused to let racial and economic injustice crush his youngest daughter's dreams; the doting brothers and sisters; and the attentive teachers who welcomed Ruth into the classroom, guiding her to a future she could hardly imagine as a child"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Simmons, Ruth, 1945-
Women college presidents > United States > Biography.
Women educators > United States > Biography.
Smith College > History.
Brown University > History.
Prairie View A&M University > History.

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  • 18 of 20 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hall Memorial Library - Ellington.

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Hall Memorial Library - Ellington 378.0092 SIMMONS (Text) 34037150819722 Adult New Nonfiction Available -


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