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Title The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries / edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, [2015]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  815.008 WOR    AVAILABLE
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Description 208 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents Learn not to listen / Anna Quindlen -- Be in time / Wynton Marsalis -- How to be hopeful / Barbara Kingsolver -- To all my children / Marian Wright Edelman -- Who will defend the earth? / Noam Chomsky -- The pursuit of meaningfulness / Toni Morrison -- Go the distance / Gloria Steinem -- The world is waiting for you / Tony Kushner -- Allow hope but also fear / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- On empathy and reason / Paul Farmer -- Not for profit / Martha Nussbaum -- Know your history / Oliver Stone -- The earth is hiring / Paul Hawken -- Make this world a better place / Isabel Wilkerson -- Against discouragement / Howard Zinn -- Listen to your mother / Cecile Richards -- Don't wait to change the world / Theodore M. Shaw -- A left-handed commencement address / Ursula K. Le Guin.
Summary "With more than a dozen contemporary graduation speeches that dissect the world as it is and imagine what it could be, [this book] brings forth the courageous people who've dared to transform the podium into a pulpit for championing peace, justice, protest, and a better world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Baccalaureate addresses.
College graduates -- Conduct of life.
Genre Speeches.
Added Author Grove, Tara, editor.
Ostrer, Isabel, editor.
Added Title Graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries.
ISBN 9781620970904
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