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Author Thornton, Yvonne S.

Title The ditchdigger's daughters [OverDrive electronic resource] : a Black family's astonishing success story / by Yvonne S. Thornton, as told to Jo Coudert.

Publication Info. [Grand Haven, Mich.] : Brilliance Audio, 2008.
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Playing Time 092027
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 134293 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 9:20:27.
Performer Read by Fran L. Washington.
Summary Donald Thornton was a ditchdigger who wanted more for his six daughters, saying: "I love you better than I love life," he assured his children. "But I'm not always gonna be around to look after you, and no man's gonna come along and offer to take care of you because you ain't light-skinned. That's why you gotta be able to look after yourselves. And for that you gotta be smart." Donald decided to do the grandest thing he could think of: force them to make a success of their lives. Along with their mother, Tass, he cajoled and inspired the girls to succeed while working two full-time jobs to keep them properly fed and clothed. All six became successful, independent, accomplished women: two of his six daughters became doctors, one became a dentist, one a lawyer, one a nurse, and one a court stenographer.
Subject Thornton, Yvonne S. -- Family.
Thornton family.
Success -- New Jersey. -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- New Jersey -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
New Jersey -- Biography.
Added Author Coudert, Jo.
Washington, Fran L.
ISBN 9781423353904 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1423353900 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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