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Martha Berry: A Woman of Courageous Spirit and Bold Dreams

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The founder of The Berry Schools (now Berry College), Martha Berry became a pioneer in education, honored and admired by prominent figures throughout the world.
Paperback, 162 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Peachtree Publishers
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Beth Barron
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a Berry alum, Martha has impacted my life in a million different ways she will never know.
I knew many of these stories from college, but had never read them chronologically.
The zeal and gumption Martha possessed to defy social norms and accomplish a dream that still exists today are unparalleled. I could sing her praises for days, though I'm sure she was often a difficult woman to be around because of her stubbornness.
Nonetheless I am unendingly grateful for her and for Joyce Blackburn's ac
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Kelley S. Kent
This is an excellent children’s biography, with photographs (b/w). It’s ironic that I finished reading it on Martha Berry’s birthday, aka Mountain Day at Berry College. The school isn’t what it used to be.
Elizabeth
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Grandmother took me out to Martha Berry's Berry College on my visits with her. My Grandfather was born in a house just north of the school. And seeing as I live pretty close to Berry now I thought I'd learn a bit more about this remarkable woman. It astounds me what one woman can accomplish. And in that time period! I enjoyed reading about people and places I'd heard of long ago. I have a renewed appreciation for the College and for all Martha did to build it all. Fascinating read! Now I can' ...more
Makeda
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think that the author did a good job of describing the life and accomplishments of Martha Berry. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn about people who inspire others, and help people by teaching them how to do things their own way.
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