This Stops Today Lib/E: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son
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About the Author
Gwen Carr is the matriarch of one of the largest African American families on Staten Island. Since the death of her son, Eric Garner, she has been a civil rights activist. Her numerous public appearances include the 2016 Democratic Convention and appearing with Beyonce at the 2016 Video Music Awards.
Myra Lucretia Taylor is an award-winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, in many theaters across the country, and internationally. Her television and film credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Atlanta, The Big Sick, Bushwick, and Catfight.
Dave Smitherman is a collaboration writer / ghostwriter specializing in celebrity, business, biography, and pop culture books as well as a publishing consultant, book editor, and technical writer.
Hilary Rodham Clinton is a well-known political figure from her both her time as First Lady during her husband's presidency and her own advancing career. She is the author of her memoir as well as several other books including An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History; Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets and It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
From the title to the final page, Gwen's book is a powerful call to action for our country. It's also a deeply personal story any parent can relate to-the story of a proud and loving mother determined to fight for her son. It can be a daunting challenge to pour your heart onto the page, to write candidly and courageously about things you may never even have spoken out loud. Knowing Gwen is a gift, and so is reading this book.-- "Hillary Rodham Clinton"
Mrs. Carr's incredible strength in the face of tragedy is monumental and awe inspiring. Though there are dark days, she continues to fight for the rights of victims everywhere. She was thrust into action because she had to; she did it for Eric. The fight for justice continues.-- "Viola Davis, Academy Award-nominated actress, and Julius Tennon, actor and husband of Viola Davis"
An advocate of better police training and community engagement, Carr acknowledges the problem remains daunting. This is a sincere and passionate account.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Will interest anyone concerned with social justice and racial disparities in our legal system.-- "Library Journal"
Carr provides an inside look at a life forever changed by police violence and sorrow turned into a force for social good.-- "Booklist"
A heartfelt book from a mother who 'will keep on talking and telling my story as long as people will listen.'-- "Kirkus Reviews"