Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools

# Mamas Boy, Preachers Son: A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing Americas Schools ↠ PDF Read by * Kevin Jennings eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Mamas Boy, Preachers Son: A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing Americas Schools In Mamas Boy, Preachers Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in the conservative South, where faggot became more familiar to him than his own name. Mamas Boy, Preachers Son is that rare memoir that is both a riveting personal story and an inside account of a critical chapter in our recent history. Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. Mamas Boy, Preachers Son earned

Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools

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Rating : 4.46 (763 Votes)
Asin : 0807071471
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 280 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-05-03
Language : English

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fionac said Well worth the read. Great insight into the challenges facing the LGBT community not just as students but teachers too. Read this if you would like to know how not to treat people .. An Extraordinary Life One might expect the life of a gay son of a Southern minister to be miserable and brief, but this one is truly inspirational, both because of the quality of the son, and of the extraordinary tenacity of his uneducated but street-smart mother. Jennings has a memory for and. An valuable AND enjoyable memoir for parents and educators R. Hoyer I found this book to be a wonderful story, which demonstrates the horror that many gay children face as they pass through our school systems. With adequate education and staff training, there is hope that future generations will not have to face the same conflicts of prio

In Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in the conservative South, where "faggot" became more familiar to him than his own name. Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son is that rare memoir that is both a riveting personal story and an inside account of a critical chapter in our recent history. Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son earned an A- in Entertainment Weekly, was featured in Salon and The Advocate, and was called "a great read" by People.. Creating safe schools for all youth is now a central part of the progressive agenda in American education—and Kevin Jennings is at the forefront of that fight

. Supported by his scarcely educated mother, who became the first woman manager at McDonald's, Jennings excelled in school and on the debate team and was accepted to Harvard by 1981. All rights reserved. The boy couldn't make his father proud on the football field, and already he had learned that "being a real man meant taking advantage of anyone smaller or weaker than you." With his father's abrupt death when Jennings was eight, he became a "mama's boy," introverted, brainy and overweight, and ridden by guilt at his incipient homosexuality. From Publishers Weekly This rags-to-riches story, about growing up poor and eventually reaching Harvard has bite and pathos. When his national crusade brought him back home to speak at the same Winston-Salem school system where his "young soul had almost been crushed," Jennings writes of his journey with graciousness and candor. (Aug.)Copyright © Reed Bus

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