Presents a biography of the nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity, and gained wide recognition for her work with the destitute and dying in Calcutta and elsewhere, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: -- Profiles the lives and careers of women whose accomplishments have contributed to our society -- Fully illustrated with photographs and paintings
From School Library Journal: Gr 4-8-The book begins with Mother Teresa's rescuing dying people from the streets in Calcutta, India, in the early 1950s and providing them with a safe haven in which to die with dignity. Descriptions of her early family life in Albania follow and give some insight into her decision to devote her life to serving the poor. Background relating to colonial India, the caste system, Hindu religious beliefs, and the effects of World War II are included in the chapters about her early years in India as a teacher. After Indian independence, Sister Teresa and eventually her order of Missionaries of Charity aided the sick and dying in the streets, the children in need of schools, and the leprous outcasts. The second half of the book describes how her mission became worldwide and how she became an international spokesperson for charity and peace among world leaders. The book is well researched and gives a balanced account by including the thoughts of her critics as well. The writing is good and the many quotes add interest. The format is inviting, featuring text on generous white space and frequent, interesting black-and-white photographs. This one outshines previous titles for this audience about Mother Teresa because of its depth and critical perspective afforded by time passed after her death.
Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, Miamisburg, OH
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Titolo: Mother Teresa
Casa editrice: Chelsea House Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Condizione libro: Very Good. Library Binding. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP2889643
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Publications. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library. Minimal signs of wear. Codice libro della libreria OM-00000193
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0791058875