Rock star Amanda Palmer was the first musician to raise more than 1 million dollars on Kickstarter. In 2012, $1,192,793 was pledged by 24,883 people in 30 days in support of her work. How’d she manage such a feat?
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hidden Figures tells the true story of African American women who contributed their superb mathematical skills to help fulfill John F. Kennedy’s dream of getting a man on the moon by the end of the 1960’s.
Few first ladies rival Jackie O. when it comes to style, wit, dignity, and poise.
Abrams shows how to take passion and conviction, become empowered, and help make society better for all.
Based on interviews with Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and her close friends and family members and in homage to the Notorious B.I.G. and his lyrics. The Notorious RBG was committed to bringing up other women and underrepresented people even when it seemed impossible. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on Hoopla or as eAudio on Hoopla.
Obama’s White House photographer captures our former president in more than 300 photographs creating a visual biography of his eight year presidency.
This classic coming of age story follows Macon “Milkman” Dead throughout his life, exploring the questions of African American identity and relationships in the community and between blacks and whites. This is the book that Michelle Obama claims made her love to read.
An inspiring collection of essays on the impact of literature by and about persons of color on African-American women.