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Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PMBy Marian Wright Edelman

In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded larger than any other industrialized nation It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice As founder and president of the Children s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman knIn America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded larger than any other industrialized nation It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice As founder and president of the Children s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman knows all too well the suffering of so many of our nation s children, who live every day with adversity most of us can barely imagine In The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small, Edelman asks difficult questions about what we truly value, and looks hard at what we can and must do to build a nation fit for all children With the passion and conviction that have made her our leading child advocate, she calls us all to stand up for the future of America What have we done and what have we left undone What lessons can we learn from our past and our present to realize a just and peaceful national and world vision for our children and grandchildren Marian Wright Edelman challenges all of us our leaders, our teachers, the faith community, parents, grandparents, and future generations to end the epidemic physical and spiritual poverty afflicting millions of our children We can leave our children with a better, safer, and fairer world if we care enough And we can and must do it now.
  • Title: The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation
  • Author: Marian Wright Edelman
  • ISBN: 9781401323332
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover

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Andrew Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
This passage is going to stay with me for a while A theologian friend of mine, Dr Eileen Lindner, shared the story of taking her car to Jiffy Lube for servicing Not having anything to read, she picked up a manual on the coffee table about boating A chapter on the rules for what happens when boats encounter one another on the open sea described two kinds of craft burdened and privileged The craft with power that can accelerate and push its way through the waves, change direction, and stop on dema [...]
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Alana Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
This book would send a conservative run screaming for the hills describes the plight of children in the U.S and around the world using some very sad statistics, then persuasively argues that the answer comes through each individual approaching the sins of poverty and neglect in our world with a moral and religious commitment to economic justice, child welfare and education, and healthcare linking the messages of Christ to the acts of these moral commitments I loved her calling out those who proc [...]
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Cam Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
I was really inspired by this book, and would go as far to call it a must read This was a great follow up to Three Cups of Tea , because it talks about how we can each do our part to change the world This book made me want to be a better mother, neighbor, leader, and person It gave me renewed excitement about my church calling and the opportunity that I have to work with youth and help them realize how beautiful, wonderful and important they are It validated my role as a mother It helped me set [...]
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Jemilia Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Edelman writes this text to inspire, anger, motivate, and educate any and all who will listen She reaches out to the individual and groups who can plant the seed for change I found myself thinking of the overlapping roles i may have in the community and how my one voice could really mean something if I vow to do the little I can I liked the way she broke down the biggest movements in history into small actions of change on the individual level While throughout the book, I kept thinking about how [...]
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Megan Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
This book is not an entirely original book in the sense that none of the ideas are necessarily new in fact, some of it could come across as platitudinous, were it not for the fact that Marion Wright Edelman is the founder of the Children s Defense Fund and works everyday with underprivileged children, trying to make a different, better world She knows firsthand what the real plight of our children is, and what we must do to bridge the gap between our actions and our ideals In this sense, I found [...]
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Dolly Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
This is an Ultra liberal book that is written by the founder and president of the Children s Defense Fund She is insightful, thoughtful, caring and urges all people to act on behalf of all needy children, our nation s future She proposes to pay for it all by eliminating tax cuts for the rich and cutting military spending Idealistic, but she might have an easier time getting all the people of the world to hold hands and sing Cumbayah I think she s got a good heart and I tried to take as much from [...]
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Erika Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Read that someone talked about this book being great for parents I think it was Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, you get the idea Decided it was a short little book and I could use some inspiration Different than what I expected lots of prayers and letters to people like teens, parents, politicians, but definitely made me think The statistics of poverty and children dying were astonishing and made me really open my eyes
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Dana Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
This book reads like a casual letter to a friend, but in a way, that makes it powerful The premise as a society, we are abandoning our children Edelman argues we have to look after and protect all children not just our own When she argues how little it would cost to insure all children in America, right now, it s truly heartbreaking.
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Kady24 Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Honestly, I was a little disappointedwhile the facts in the book are shocking and sad, I felt like it was lacking a course of action It never tells an individual what they can do to help Plus I felt like it could have been a 10 page book since it just reiterated the same facts again and again Worth a quick skim, could have been better.
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Amy Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
There s nothing groundbreaking here, but the book is an easily digested series of short letters to grandchildren, parents, teachers, leaders, and citizens, for example Edelman reminds readers to serve in the world around us, expect the best from children and support them in every way, live intentionally, and to be courageous, grateful, and passionate about life.
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Bridget Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Powerful sermon on raising and supporting all of America s children A call to arms for all adults parents, grandparents, politicians, health practitioners and politicians Put children first model, mentor, values, sacrifice and love.
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Maribel Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
I m rereading this book it s so good Everyone should read especially during these troubled times in which there is no end in sight without employing most of the changes mentioned in this book It is life changing.
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Lynn Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
I am currently reading this one Marian Edelman is an amazing woman Her writing is a tad preachy but you learn so much about what is happening within the community regarding the impoverished and what can be done about it.s worth bearing her intense opinions.
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Beth Quick Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
I thought I might use this with one of my research groups, and went another direction, but I read this anyway An easy read, and deep, inspiring, if not life changing thoughts poems essays from Maria Wright Edelman.
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Heather Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
This was not what I expected, which was a big letdown since I had been looking forward to reading it for so long.
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Lori Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Marian Wright Edelman is one of my heroes, and I wish every world leader would read this book.
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Chrissy Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Although I didn t finish the book before it was due back at the library, I thought it was a good reminder about what is really important in life people, not things
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Kaeli Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Written by the founder of the Children s Defense Fund on its 35th anniversary She urges Americans to reclaim our children, families, communities and our nation.
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Patricia Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
I read the for teachers chapter and called it good.
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Tara Jefferson Mar 29, 2020 - 15:56 PM
Lots of information about the Cradle to Prison pipelines Eye opening facts about poverty in America.
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The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation By Marian Wright Edelman In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded larger than any other industrialized nation It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice As founder and president of the Children s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman knIn America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded larger than any other industrialized nation It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice As founder and president of the Children s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman knows all too well the suffering of so many of our nation s children, who live every day with adversity most of us can barely imagine In The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small, Edelman asks difficult questions about what we truly value, and looks hard at what we can and must do to build a nation fit for all children With the passion and conviction that have made her our leading child advocate, she calls us all to stand up for the future of America What have we done and what have we left undone What lessons can we learn from our past and our present to realize a just and peaceful national and world vision for our children and grandchildren Marian Wright Edelman challenges all of us our leaders, our teachers, the faith community, parents, grandparents, and future generations to end the epidemic physical and spiritual poverty afflicting millions of our children We can leave our children with a better, safer, and fairer world if we care enough And we can and must do it now.

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