Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice
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September 25, 2018
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About the Author
Veronica Chambers was an editor for The New York Times Magazine, a culture writer for Newsweek, and a senior associate editor at Premiere magazine. Her work has appeared in Vogue and Glamour, among many other publications. She is also the author of a critically acclaimed memoir, Mama's Girl. In 2000 she received a fellowship from the Japan Society to spend several months researching in Japan. She fell in love with the country and has returned for extended stays every year since.
Cory Booker is the junior United States senator from New Jersey. He was born in Washington, DC, and his parents, who both worked for IBM, later relocated the family to Harrington Park, New Jersey. A star high school athlete, he received a football scholarship to Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning his law degree from Yale University. He won a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg to become New Jersey's first African American senator and only the twenty-first person in American history to ascend directly from mayor to senator. He lives in Newark's Central Ward.
"Most readers will find stories they haven't heard before in this volume and will discover new inspiration from the familiar. Despite their subjects' renown, they are presented so that their strength is inspiring rather than overwhelming. A resource to enrich the shelves of every home and library."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)