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The Resource Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason, (sound recording)

Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason, (sound recording)

Label
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America
Title
Born bright
Title remainder
a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America
Statement of responsibility
C. Nicole Mason
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life ...' So begins C. Nicole Mason's powerful memoir, a story of reconciliation, constrained choices and life on the other side of the tracks. Born in the 1970s in Los Angeles, California, Mason was raised by a beautiful, but volatile16-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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
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Mason, C. Nicole
Dewey number
  • 305.48/8960730092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Eller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eller, Robin.
  • Tantor Media
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  • Mason, C. Nicole
  • Mason, C. Nicole
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • African American women educators
  • Gifted women
  • Successful people
  • Poor children
  • Homeless persons
Label
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515910282
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01219020
  • 841799
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America, C. Nicole Mason, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515910282
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01219020
  • 841799
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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