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Author Mason, C. Nicole, 1976- author.

Title Born bright [UNABRIDGED sound recording] : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America / C. Nicole Mason, PhD.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, a division of Recorded Books, p2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  305.4889607 MAS    AVAILABLE
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Description 7 audio discs (ca. 8 hr., 30 min.) : CD, audio digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital rda
audiofile CD audio rda
Performer Read by Robin Eller.
System Details Compact disc.
Summary Born in the 1970s in Los Angeles, California, C. Nicole Mason was raised by a beautiful, but volatile, 16-year-old single mother. Early on, she learned to navigate between an unpredictable home life and school where she excelled. By high school, Mason was seamlessly straddling two worlds. The first, a cocoon of familiarity where street smarts, toughness and the ability to survive won the day. The other, foreign and unfamiliar with its own set of rules, not designed for her success. In her Advanced Placement classes and outside of her neighborhood, she felt unwelcomed and judged because of the way she talked, dressed and wore her hair. After moving to Las Vegas to live with her paternal grandmother, she worked nights at a food court in one of the Mega Casinos while finishing school. Having figured out the college application process by eavesdropping on the few white kids in her predominantly Black and Latino school along with the help of a long ago high school counselor, Mason eventually boarded a plane for Howard University, alone and with $200 in her pocket. While showing us her own path out of poverty, Mason examines the conditions that make it nearly impossible to escape and exposes the presumption harbored by many--that the poor don't help themselves enough.
Subject Mason, C. Nicole, 1976-
Mason, C. Nicole, 1976- -- Childhood and youth.
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Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Eller, Robin, narrator.
Tantor Media.
Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781515910282
Music No. DD27317 Recorded Books
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