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Navigate Your Stars A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two time National Book Award winning Jesmyn WardFor Tulane University scommencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for oneself and others Speaking about the challenges she and her family overcame, Ward inspired everyone in the audience with her meditation on tenacity in the face of hardship Now, in book form, Ward s moving words will inspire readers as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives, whether, like Ward, they are the first in their families to graduate from college or are preceded by generations, or whether they are embarking on a different kind of journey later in life Beautifully illustrated in full color by Gina Triplett, this gorgeous and profound book will charm a generation of students and their parents Ward s inimitable voice shines through as she shares her experience as a Southern black woman and addresses the themes of grit, adversity, and the importance of family bonds Navigate Your Stars is a perfect gift for anyone in need of inspiration from the author of Salvage the Bones, Men We Reaped, and Sing, Unburied, Sing Sweet, though not particularly original In her defense, what can one say that is new in a commencement address The take home seems to be college is not the end of the road for learning and hard work, but only the beginning One would hope that any college graduate would already get this, but just in case.The illustrations are wonderful and apropos A brief and easy read from one of the best authors writing today. Navigate Your Stars is one of those books that comes out around graduation time it is itself a commencement speech the author delivered in 2018 at Tulane A lot of these sorts of speeches are expanded upon for the book version, but this one doesn t seem to be it is a very small amount of text, spread out over a pretty small amount of pages The message is also a fairly basic one We all find ourselves in varied circumstances in life and constantly have to make choices we should try to follow o Navigate Your Stars is one of those books that comes out around graduation time it is itself a commencement speech the author delivered in 2018 at Tulane A lot of these sorts of speeches are expanded upon for the book version, but this one doesn t seem to be it is a very small amount of text, spread out over a pretty small amount of pages The message is also a fairly basic one We all find ourselves in varied circumstances in life and constantly have to make choices we should try to follow our curiosity, work hard, and persist It s very prettily illustrated by Philadelphia artist Gina Triplett Honestly, Jesmyn Ward seems awesome and I want to read some of her full length books, but this one isn t really worth buying for yourself I do think it would make a good gift for a graduate, especially if you enclose a check with it, but I always think a book is the best gift so consider the source.I won this ARC in a Shelf Awareness GLOW galley love of the week giveaway Thank you to the publisher Having read Ward s two most recent novel, I was curious to read this commencement speech she delivered in 2018 at Tulane University Just like in her novels, the honesty and raw beauty of her words are moving Her message is vital for those about to enter the real world but just as important for us who are already there but may need to be inspired again Most don t find success on the fast track Hard work, perseverance, and even hardship will help us achieve our goals.I feel like I know Jesm Having read Ward s two most recent novel, I was curious to read this commencement speech she delivered in 2018 at Tulane University Just like in her novels, the honesty and raw beauty of her words are moving Her message is vital for those about to enter the real world but just as important for us who are already there but may need to be inspired again Most don t find success on the fast track Hard work, perseverance, and even hardship will help us achieve our goals.I feel like I know Jesmyn Ward better having read this very short book Having read it will allow me to see deeper into her very autobiographical and poignant novels Hold fast to your oars, hoist the sails to the wind, read the pictures in the stars, look beyond the horizon to that which you can t see but dimly sense in your future the curving inlet, the sandy beach Know that even those calm waters may harbor boulders, craggy rocks intent on rending the bottom of your boat that when you land, you may find your legs too weak to walk well, still shaky from the sea, and that the soil may have its own perils But know that this is life Success is not the result of making one good choice, of taking one step Real success requires step, after step, after step, after step It requires choice after choice, it demands life long education and passion and commitment and persistence and hunger and patience Jesmyn Ward has written a powerful commencement speech, now in book form, that teaches the reader about the importance of education, not just in the formal classroom sense but also the education that life experiences teach you Ward uses her unique backstory of coming from Mississippi and the limits that were placed on her black family members, how education was not enough, and how working was crucial to her current success This speech is for those who don t get the lucky breaks If you need in Jesmyn Ward has written a powerful commencement speech, now in book form, that teaches the reader about the importance of education, not just in the formal classroom sense but also the education that life experiences teach you Ward uses her unique backstory of coming from Mississippi and the limits that were placed on her black family members, how education was not enough, and how working was crucial to her current success This speech is for those who don t get the lucky breaks If you need inspiration, read this book Get lost in the beautiful illustrations by Gina Tripplett Although it s a perfect message for graduates, I think people of all ages will find this little but powerful book influential Read it and read it again, and again Then continue to work hard and persist as Jesmyn advises

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