By Ron Jones
This real tale of a boy who needs to triumph over prejudice and weak point to regard a gaggle of targeted wishes kids with the respect—and love—they deserve “will provide your innards a undergo hug. . . . you'll learn this booklet with a lump on your throat.” (Lincoln Journal)
From Ron Jones, a instructor who began the study room application that encouraged the motion picture The Wave, comes a memoir a couple of life-changing summer season.
Ron anticipated that his time as a counselor at Camp Wiggin will be jam-packed with sunny days spent climbing, swimming, and boating. but if he arrives on day one, his illusions are fast shattered. He knew that the children will be “handicapped,” yet he didn’t count on having to deal with kids who can slightly stroll or see or continue using their limbs. at the start, the severity of the campers’ disabilities turns out an excessive amount of to undergo. yet every thing alterations as soon as Ron will get to grasp his group—kids who name themselves “the Acorn humans” a result of acorn necklaces they put on round their necks. The campers educate him that, inside of, they're just like any regular child, and with encouragement, selection, and friendship, not anything is most unlikely.
“A extraordinary and lovely story.”—Seattle Times
“Uncomfortably relocating, but instructed in unusually unsentimental phrases. . . . Succinct and gentle, it will hang-out the reader lengthy after the short passages were read.”—Houston Chronicle
"Ron Jones' precise tale of a bunch of handicapped teenagers at summer season camp is likely one of the so much poignant, attractive and eloquent stories to return this manner in an extended time."—Flint Journal
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The first women’s movement in the United States emerged from the antislavery movement. The American Anti-Slavery Society welcomed women into its ranks and introduced them to politics. Women such as Lucretia Mott, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone were active proponents of abolition and women’s suffrage and learned the political tactics necessary to push for change among the male politicians of the time. Mott and Stanton organized the first women’s rights meeting, held in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.
In 1837, when she would have been of an age to attend college, there was only one regular college for women (Oberlin) and one women’s “seminary” (Mount Holyoke) in the United States. When her father’s finances failed and she was unable to complete any type of education, she first taught school then began a campaign to get colleges around the country to admit female students. For the rest of her life, she was an adamant supporter of coeducational institutions. Anthony was an activist for various causes; she supported the abolition of slavery, pacifism, and of course women’s rights.
In that letter she pleaded with him to include women in the declaration. She warned that women could begin a rebellion of their own, much like the colonists were doing because they had no voice in their own government. Some of the highlights of that letter: I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.