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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
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-26-16

Ms. Lopez you are truly an inspiration.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Ms. Lopez you are truly an inspiration. I agree every child should have a chance to walk across a Bridge to Brilliance. This story of your tenacious and unselfish commitment to your scholars, their families and the community speaks volumes of the calling required to do this work. Read this book! Whether to advocate for all students as a teacher, administrator, or a parent, it will give you hope when you may feel that you've reached the end of your rope. This book spoke to me and gave me a renewed sense of purpose for why I became school leader. The brutal honesty expressed was refreshing. Thank you!

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,992
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,587
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,265

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

Lasting hope in humanity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I Loved it so much. This story a triumphant American's story. The dream is possible!