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The Ditchdigger"s Daughter

Thornton, Yvonne S., M.D.

The Ditchdigger"s Daughter

A Black Family"s Astonishing Success Story

by Thornton, Yvonne S., M.D.

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Published by Kensington Pub Corp .
Written in English


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

The Ditchdigger's Daughters 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 /5().

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 daughters as he cajoles, demands, blusters /10(3). 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 /5(16). 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. 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. 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. Ditchdigger's Daughter: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story Yvonne S.

Thornton, M.D., Author, Jo Coudert, With Citadel Press $ (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Dr Jeanette F Thornton and her sister, Rita L Thornton, in privately published book, dispute their sister Dr Yvonne S Thornton's memoir, The Author: Lena Williams. Demanding all "A" report cards, prohibiting dating, punishing with housework, and insisting that each daughter aim her sights on a career as a doctor all harken to the underlying fact of his own failure to complete school, and his own view of being poor and black.

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, U.S.

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.

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 daughters to do anything but get pregnant.

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.

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. 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 5/5(2).

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). Southfield Public Library The Ditchdigger’s Daughter General background information Taken from: Febru Sisters, United in Success, Are Divided on the Details.

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. This book gave me Donald Thornton wisdom to be the best, never /5(82). The Thornton Sisters. If you like "The Ditchdigger's Daughters," you'll love, "A Suitcase Full of Dreams" "A Suitcase Full of Dreams" 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. The Ditchdigger's Daughters 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 /5(74).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.A for television movie was made with Carl Lumbly portraying Donald.

The Kensington Publishing version has a new introduction by Dr. Yvonne Thornton on the book's evolution. Readers are advised to dig in and enjoy, and to listen up and listen carefully to this ditchdigger's daughter.