The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear (Hardcover)
How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear
Atria Books, 9781451650945, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
About the Author
Praise For The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear…
Sherrod sets the record straight on her forced resignation from the Department of Agriculture in 2010. An inspiring memoir about the real power of courage and hope. –Kirkus Reviews
“When I first met Shirley Sherrod, she was advocating for black farmers in Georgia. We needed her expertise for all farmers and she immediately jumped in to work with every farmer, no matter their color. [She] has always stood for equality, and she does not bow to fear. I am proud to have worked together with [her] in the movement to keep family farmers on the land, but I’m even more proud to call her my friend.” –Willie Nelson, President of Farm Aid and music legend.
“The stories of inequality and those striving for solutions may sound familiar to many, but the ability of Shirley Sherrod and her husband Charles and many of those represented in this book to forgive and move forward with strength in the face of these examples is unparalleled and holds invaluable lessons for us all.” – Majora Carter, MacArthur Award-winning environmental activist
“Shirley Sherrod is a survivor.” –The Washington Post
“One of those books that makes you want to yell, cry, and stand up and cheer.” – Terri Schlichenmeyer, WashingtonInformer.com