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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

Transparent, insightful, and motivating

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Reviewed: 07-14-18

A beautiful story about the power of keeping students first. Definitely a must read for ed leaders striving to overcome daily challenges in order to produce positive outcomes for students.