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The Resource A singular woman, Janny Scott, (electronic resource)

A singular woman, Janny Scott, (electronic resource)

Label
A singular woman
Title
A singular woman
Statement of responsibility
Janny Scott
Creator
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
A major publishing event: an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother. Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story. Award-winning reporter Janny Scott interviewed nearly two hundred of Dunham's friends, colleagues, and relatives (including both her children), and combed through boxes of personal and professional papers, letters to friends, and photo albums, to uncover the full breadth of this woman's inspiring and untraditional life, and to show the remarkable extent to which she shaped the man Obama is today. Dunham's story moves from Kansas and Washington state to Hawaii and Indonesia. It begins in a time when interracial marriage was still a felony in much of the United States, and culminates in the present, with her son as our president- something she never got to see. It is a poignant look at how character is passed from parent to child, and offers insight into how Obama's destiny was created early, by his mother's extraordinary faith in his gifts, and by her unconventional mothering. Finally, it is a heartbreaking story of a woman who died at age fifty-two, before her son would go on to his greatest accomplishments and reflections of what she taught him. Watch a video
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Janny
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Literary text for sound recordings
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PerformerNote
Narrator: January LaVoy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
LaVoy, January
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Label
A singular woman, Janny Scott, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101978276
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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4f081eb4-3ebd-4ef9-850d-13ad680edfa7
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
other
System control number
ODN0000556602
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 290364 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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Label
A singular woman, Janny Scott, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101978276
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4f081eb4-3ebd-4ef9-850d-13ad680edfa7
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
other
System control number
ODN0000556602
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 290364 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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