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Your own true colors : commencement address Wellesley College June 1, 1990 / Barbara Bush.
Title Variants:
Timeless wisdom from America's grandmother
ISBN:
9781982109516
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 2018.

©1994
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
"Interior illustrations by Taylor Noel"--Title page verso.

"The text of this work was originally published as "Appendix C" in Barbara Bush: a memoir"--Title page verso.
Abstract:
"Barbara Bush is one of America's most beloved first ladies, and one of only two in our history to be both the wife and mother of a president. Celebrated for her wit, candor, and ebullience, she was embraced on both sides of the political aisle. In the outpouring of national admiration and affection in the days following her death in the spring of 2018 at age ninety-two, many remembered the commencement address she gave to the Wellesley College Class of 1990. She urges the graduates to believe in something larger than themselves, citing her own commitment to literacy and her belief that 'if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be much closer to solving so many of the problems plaguing our society.' Barbara Bush's message about men, women, diversity, and big ideals--finding one's own true colors--is as timely, important, and inspiring as ever."--Book jacket.
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An inspiring and beautiful way to commemorate Barbara Bush--the complete text of her historic speech to the 1990 graduating class of Wellesley College, which NPR included in their list of the "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever."

Barbara Bush is one of America's most beloved first ladies, and one of only two in our history to be both the wife and the mother of a President. Celebrated for her wit, compassion, candor, and ebullience, she was embraced on both sides of the political aisle.

In the outpouring of national admiration and affection in the days following her death in the spring of 2018 at age ninety-two, many remembered the commencement address Mrs. Bush gave to the Wellesley College class of 1990. She urged the graduates to believe in something larger than themselves, citing her own commitment to literacy and her belief that, "if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be much closer to solving many of the problems plaguing our society."

Filled with timeless wisdom, Your Own True Colors is a perfect gift book for graduation or any occasion. Barbara Bush's message about men, women, diversity, and big ideals--finding one's own true colors--is as timely, important, and inspiring as ever.