Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Carol's Corner

I’ve spent my entire career in urban settings. Right now, I’m in a pretty rough neighborhood in north Denver. Many of our students have hard, hard, hard lives. . . . I loved this book on many levels. First, I love being able to say to my kids, ‘Look, here’s a person who had a really hard start, and look what he did.’ I also loved the kind stranger who paid the freight charge. I loved being able to say to kids, ‘Look, you never know what your kindness might do for someone else.’ I love providing my kids with one more example of an African American scholar. A great book for a unit on Civil Rights, or African American history, or biography, or determination. — Carol’s Corner