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    Biography Suggestions Needed

    I need a good biography to read about someone who went through an educational metamorphosis. What that basically means is someone who had a transformation through some type of learning process. It can be informal, like an identity or cultural change. In fact, I'd prefer that because I think it would more interesting to read about.


    Any ideas? I need to apply Jane Roland Martin's criteria from her book Educational Metamorphoses for a long ass paper I need to write. See her book linked for more info about what I need to write about. TIA!

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    Totally informal but Patti Boyd's biography about becoming a beatle wife and beyond during the 60's/70's cultural revolution was very good

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    Hmm - I just read a book that wasn't very well written if I'm being 100% honest, but it might suit your needs. She was a student in Canada's residential school system which was a century+ long program of taking aboriginal children from their parents in an effort to assimilate them. Unfortunately the system was a failure riddled with abuse (verbal, physical, and sexual). She talks about her experiences in the school and then the rest of her life. The writing is pretty basic and it's a heartbreaking story but it shows how sometimes "education" can be detrimental. How a culture was destroyed. It's a pretty fast read https://www.amazon.com/They-Called-N...+me+number+one

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    OH! I think you should read A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold. It's amazing how she deals with learning the truth about her son and herself after Columbine. I thought it was pretty well written, too.

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    Oh that's on my tbr list


    I also think The Glass Castle, as well as Half Broke Horses might work. They're both by Jeannette Wells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachgrrl View Post
    Oh that's on my tbr list


    I also think The Glass Castle, as well as Half Broke Horses might work. They're both by Jeannette Wells.
    Bump it up! It's really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niccikatie View Post
    OH! I think you should read A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold. It's amazing how she deals with learning the truth about her son and herself after Columbine. I thought it was pretty well written, too.
    That was one of the books I was looking at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachgrrl View Post
    Oh that's on my tbr list


    I also think The Glass Castle, as well as Half Broke Horses might work. They're both by Jeannette Wells.
    Are these biographies?

    ETA: Just looked them up. Very interesting!! I'll definitely take a look. I was thinking about one re: poor culture but didn't have any ideas yet.

    I'm also looking at Picking Cotton. I think I already bought that one and have it at home somewhere.

    If nothing else, I'll have a list of books to read after this!

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