Fire in My Soul: Joan Steinau Lester
Black, White, Other:In Search of Nina Armstrong Joan Steinau Lester
The Future of White Men and Other Diversity Dilemmas: Joan Steinau Lester
Mama´s Child:A Novel Joan Steinau Lester
Congresswoman and lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton on this edition of Fresh Air. In her forty years of public service she´s championed for civil rights, helped write the guidelines that are now established in the Sexual Harassment Act, worked for reform in South Africa, and has argued before the Supreme Court. Her titles have included Commissioner on Human rights in New York, the first woman appointed to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and law professor. Holmes Norton is the subject of the new biography Fire in My Soul written by a long time friend, Joan Steinau Lester. (Broadcast Date: January 13, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030113/rt_whyy_030113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joan Steinau Lester’s newest book looks that the emotional and social experience of Nina, a teen girl living in LA who feels caught between two worlds - the ´´white” world of her mother and the ´´black” world of her father. This nowhere land of race becomes harder to navigate when the support system her parents offered is shattered by their divorce. Now with racial tensions rising in her school and community, her white friends seeing her as too ghetto and her black friends labeling her too white, and her father pressuring her to take up her black heritage, Nina feels lost and abandoned. Even Nina’s faith seems to fail her - how can she cling to God and the songs of the church when God’s image in her seems twisted? When Nina discovers a book her father is writing about Sarah, her great-great grandmother who escaped from slavery on the Underground Railroad, Nina finds someone who can understand her feelings of being trapped in an upside-down world. But will those stories be enough to guide Nina through the pressures she now faces? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001118/bk_zond_001118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.