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Published by Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD Lib Ed .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural Heritage,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Abridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography,
  • Unabridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsFran L. Washington (Reader)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11843538M
    ISBN 101423353889
    ISBN 109781423353881
    OCLC/WorldCa182732501

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Ditchdigger"s Daughters, The by M.D., Yvonne S. Thornton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Ditchdigger's The book is an excellent memoir that is easy to follow. The story is pretty much told chronologically and focuses on Yvonne Thornton, the middle daughter. I enjoyed reading the story of her struggles and success and how her parents inspired and aided her and her sisters to be the best they could be/5().

The Ditchdigger's Daughters is a loving memoir of how a poor and uneducated black laborer, a child of the Great Depression, overcame incredible obstacles to give his daughters a better life.

Thornton's father fought in World War II as a Navy seaman, second class. By age twenty-seven he had five children to raise--all girls, and no boys/5(16). Directed by Johnny E. Jensen. With Carl Lumbly, Dulé Hill, Victoria Dillard, Shelley Robertson. In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America.

But the real plot in this movie revolves around the tyranny of a father and the effect it has on his six The book as he cajoles, /10(3).

Today, two daughters are physicians (high-risk obstetrician and psychiatrist), one an oral surgeon, one a nurse and one an attorney. The book, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" is a tribute to Dr. Thornton's father and celebrates her family's fulfillment of the American Dream/5().

Yvonne S. Thornton (born Novem ) is an American obstetrician-gynecologist, musician and author, best known for her memoir, The Ditchdigger's Daughters. Thornton was born in New York City and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey as the third of five children to Donald () and Itasker Thornton (), where she graduated from Born: Novem (age 71), New York City.

In that book she referenced The Ditchdigger's Daughters, and I knew I should probably read that to get the whole story of how Yvonne became Dr. Thornton. It's an interesting story about two parents, Part memoir, part biography of her father and mother, The Ditchdigger's Daughters is the true story of a black family and their struggle for success/5.

Dr Jeanette F Thornton and her sister, Rita L Thornton, in privately published book, dispute their sister Dr Yvonne S Thornton's memoir, The Ditchdigger's Daughters, which painted loving Author: Lena Williams.

Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story by Yvonne S. Thornton ratings The Ditchdigger's Daughters Quotes Showing of 6 “Always enter a room with your head up.

Right away that tells people you're your own Author: Yvonne S. Thornton. The Ditchdigger's Daughters Book Summary and Study Guide. Yvonne S. Thornton Booklist Yvonne S. Thornton Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Ditchdigger's Daughters; This is a story about a black father with five daughters whose dream it was for them all to become doctors.

The book describes tehir upbringing which was most full. The Ditchdigger’s Daughters by Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton and Jo Coudert The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story demonstrates how Donald Thornton raised five daughters to be professional women and did it, in memoir-worthy style, against pretty big odds.

In pre-Civil Rights New Jersey, no one expected his five black. The Ditchdigger’s Daughters is the story of Donald Thornton, a laborer, and his wife Tass, a domestic, who managed to shepherd their six daughters into careers of professional status.

Consider the results of their efforts: Two physicians, an attorney, a court stenographer, a dentist and a registered nurse. Ditchdigger's Daughter: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., Author, Jo Coudert, With Citadel Press $ (0p) ISBN.

Two daughters are physicians (high-risk obstetrician and psychiatrist), one an oral surgeon, one a nurse and one an attorney. The movie, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" is a tribute to Dr. Thornton's father and celebrates her family's fulfillment of the American Dream. At the end, his six daughters serve as Donald Thornton's pallbearers and carry.

The Ditchdigger's Daughters is the inspirational story of a family with a strong role model who set family values above all else.

Donald's persuasive common sense, folk wisdom, and right-on insights gave them the skills they would need to overcome obstacles in their paths to success.

Buy a cheap copy of The Ditchdigger's Daughters book by Jo Coudert. Donald Thornton was a ditchdigger who wanted more for his six daughters, saying: I love you better than I love life, he assured his children. But I'm not always Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Ditchdigger’s daughters by Yvonne Thornton Discussion questions used at SPL -- February 1. Whose story is this. What did you think of Donald. Did your opinion of him change over the course of the book. Did the daughters realize how different their dad was from other people.

How would you describe his parenting style. The Ditchdigger’s Daughters is an inspiring portrait by a loving daughter of a father whose pervasive common sense, folk wisdom, and untutored but right-on insights gave his children their road map to a better life/5(6).

The Ditchdigger’s Daughters is a loving memoir of how a poor and uneducated black laborer, a child of the Great Depression, overcame incredible obstacles to give his daughters a better life. Thornton’s father fought in World War II as a Navy seaman, second class.

By age twenty-seven he had five children to raise——all girls, and no boys. ditch digger's daughters (a review by paige turner) The Ditchdigger's Daughters is the story of Donald Thornton, a laborer, and his wife Tass, a domestic, who managed to shepherd their six daughters into careers of professional status.

The Book written by Jeanette F. Thornton, Ed.D., M.D. and Rita L. Thornton, J.D., Ph.D. Available at Barnes & Noble Bookstore - Special Orders Department.

Also available on. Two of the real-life sisters portrayed in the television movie "The Ditchdigger's Daughters". Today, two daughters are physicians (high-risk obstetrician and psychiatrist), one an oral surgeon, one a nurse and one an attorney.

The book, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" is a tribute to Dr. Thornton's father and celebrates her family's fulfillment of the American Dream/5(75). - Buy The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story book online at best prices in India on Read The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(73).

As a book reviewer I get several books to read, review, and sometimes return. Some of these books are so good I do not want to return them.

Ditchdigger's Daughters is one of those books. When I first picked this book up, I was feeling a little defeated and exasperated about my job/5(84).

Buy The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story by Yvonne S. Thornton online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The Ditchdigger's Daughters will astound and amaze you.

You will think twice before you express what you cannot do in your personal life. The history in this book was wonderful and it was a quick read. Thornton Ladies, I am sure your mother is happy that her wish has come true, to have her family's story told in a book that is in the library/5(82).

The Ditchdigger’s Daughters is the inspirational story of a family with a strong role model who set family values about all else.

Donald’s persuasive common sense, folk wisdom and right-on insights gave them the skills they would need to.

ditchdiggers daughters lib/ 6k User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict This memoir describes how, with seemingly unfailing energy and determination, Donald Thornton, working two jobs, saw each of his six daughters obtain an education and become established in a 5/5(2). Get this from a library.

The ditchdigger's daughters. [Johnny E Jensen;] -- "Donald Thornton was a black ditchdigger. His wife Tass was a cleaning woman. And America of the s was not about to share its dream with the likes of them.

For 35 years Donald worked several jobs. The Ditchdigger's Daughters (English Edition) eBook: Thornton, Dr. Yvonne S., Coudert, Jo: : Tienda Kindle/5(72). "Something To Prove" Hardcover Edition Personalized and autographed Dr. Yvonne Thornton, author of the heartwarming memoir The Ditchdiggers Daughters (which has been translated into 19 languages and adapted as an award-winning movie), knows what.

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Get this from a library. The ditchdigger's daughters: a black family's astonishing success story. [Yvonne S Thornton; Jo Coudert] -- A New Jersey doctor relates how her parents, who held down multiple jobs and set high moral standards for their six daughters, inspired them to succeed.

Some 15 years in the writing, her thoughtful autobiography, The Ditchdigger’s Daughters (), has won wide praise. It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, made into a TV movie, and named a “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association.

Her newest book, Something to Prove (), chronicles her career and a doctor and a. The Ditchdigger's Daughters | Donald Thornton was a ditchdigger who wanted more for his six daughters, saying:"I love you better than I love life," he assured his children. "But I'm not always gonna be around to look after you, and no man's gonna come along and offer to take care of you because you ain't light-skinned.

DONALD THORNTON'S five daughters were born with three strikes against them. They were poor, they were girls and they were dark-skinned. But, they were Daddy's girls. And when fellow ditchdiggers in the unenlightened s teased Thornton about having nothing but female offspring, he vowed his girls could do anything men could - even better.

The Ditchdigger's Daughters. likes. Author. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a ers: Historic Images Part Number: hcp This is an original press photo. Paris Qualles, Executive Producer & Screenwriter, "The Ditchdiggeris Daughters".

Phyician/author Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., author of "The Ditchdigger's Daughers: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Rating: % positive.

This heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors. With a determination bordering Category: Drama, Television. Think about the last good book you read.

Did it make you feel more connected to others? Maybe it served as a welcome escape. Maybe it helped you rediscover the beauty in life. Did it surprise you? As an independent bookstore, we strive to offer the same variety and richness of experience as the books on our shelves.

And because the only people. The Ditchdiggers daughters This book is a good tool for showing that determination can help one overcome racism, poverty, and many other obstacles.

It’s a great book. Posted by Sleeperwithheavyeyes at AM. Labels: Book, Family Biography, Men's Issues, Women's Issues.Dr. Thornton is the national best-selling author of her family biography entitled, The Ditchdigger’s Daughters, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, with overcopies now in print.

The book was made into an award-winning World Premiere movie for cable television.