Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice.
Our April selection focuses on women and leadership with this memoir of a young woman was encouraged at every step of her life to overcome racism, sexism, and her own personal doubts. Her roots are deep in the South, with a family that pridefully skirted racism. Her mother was a cultured teacher who taught her piano. Her father was a Presbyterian minister and later a college administrator who, despite his Republican politics, strongly admired black radicals and developed a friendship with Stokely Carmichael. Rice presents a frank, poignant, and loving portrait of a family that maintained its closeness through cancer, death, career ups and downs, and turbulent changes in American society. (Excerpted from Booklist review)
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