Michele Norris


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Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American Journalism. Her voice informs, engages and enlightens listeners with thoughtful interviews and in depth reporting as one of the hosts of NPR’s flagship afternoon broadcast, All Things Considered. Michele uses an approachable interviewing style that is at once relaxed and rigorous. She’s interviewed world leaders, nobel laureates, oscar winners, American Presidents, military leaders, influential newsmakers and even astronauts traveling in outer space.

In her first book she turns her formidable interviewing and investigative skills on her own background to unearth long hidden family secrets that raise questions about her racial legacy and shed new light o
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St. Cloud residents are using books to battle racism- KARE 11 NEWS



ST. CLOUD, Minn.–  National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris’s memoir, The Grace of Silence, is the book selection for the first St. Cloud Community Read.


The community read, taking place during February and March, is designed to promote community conversation and generate healthy conversations about race in St. Cloud.


Today, KARE 11 anchor Pat Evans hosted a book discussion at the Great Ri...

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“There is often grace in silence. But there is always power in understanding.”
Michele Norris, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir

“How well do you know the people who raised you? Look around your dining room table. Look around at your loved ones, especially the elders. The grandparents and the aunts and uncles who used to give you shiny new quarters and unvarnished advice. How much do you really know about their lives. Perhaps you've heard that they served in a war, or lived for a time in a log cabin, or arrived in this country speaking little or no English. Maybe they survived the Holocaust or the Dust Bowl. How were they shaped by the Depression or the Cold War, or the stutter-step march towards integration in their own community? What were they like before they married or took on mortgages and assumed all the worries that attend the feeding, clothing, and education of their children? If you don't already know the answers, the people who raised you will most likely remain a mystery, unless you take the bold step and say: Tell me more about yourself.”
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