Lanterns by Marian Wright Edelman
A Memoir of Mentors, Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and President of CDF, shares incredibly powerful stories about the mentors in her life. She pays tribute to the extraordinary personal mentors who helped light her way: Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, William Sloane Coffin, Ella Baker, Mae Bertha Carter, and many others. With honesty, poignancy, and joyful remembrance, she takes us along the paths she has walked and, with piercing clarity, brings home the importance of mentoring, caring about, and standing for children every day. From HarperCollins. 180 pp., 1999.