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  • The Bridge to Brilliance

  • How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World
  • By: Nadia Lopez, Rebecca Paley
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Nadia Lopez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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When 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal, Ms. Lopez, was the person who most influenced his life, it was the pebble that started a whirlwind for Nadia Lopez and her small, new public school in one of Brooklyn's most wretched communities. The posting on Stanton's wildly popular site, Humans of New York ( HONY), went megaviral. Lopez - not long before on the verge of quitting - found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with Obama as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar IndieGoGo campaign.

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  • Phenomenal!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-26-16

Don't give on them!

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Reviewed: 11-06-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The perseverance of this principal is needed is needed in certain areas of our country. Her desire for the students became their desire for themselves. Sometimes you don't know what you want until others show you the possibilities.