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Burford, Michelle

Overview
Works: 46 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 8,952 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Biographies  Guidebooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: HV6603.K5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michelle Burford
Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings by Michelle Knight( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future
In the country we love : my family divided by Diane Guerrero( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over"--
Grace, gold & glory : my leap of faith by Gabby Douglas( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her performance in the 2012 London Olympics, U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas made history as the first African-American to win the all-around competition, in addition to winning gold as a crucial member of the women's gymnastics teams. But if it wasn't for several key moments -- and people in Gabrielle's life, none of this would have ever been possible. In this autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination
Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance by SIMONE BILES( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals -- fourteen of them gold -- and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team
Called to rise : a life in faithful service to the community that made me by David O Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America's potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. "The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader."--Whoopi Goldberg, The View "A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide."--The Dallas Morning News On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman's siege and calmed his community and the nation. In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years--cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown's first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives. Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a "throw 'em in jail and let God sort 'em out" beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America's finest. Now retired, "America's chief" wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas--emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion--to help encourage unity in the nation's hurting communities. Chief Brown believes that we have to band together to engage in the kind of dialogue that can lead to solutions. In place of complaining, we all have to take action--and one first great step is to tune in to what is being said. Called to Rise explores the keys to that dialogue--trust, transparency, and compassion--that have made Brown a leader on the front lines of social change in America"--
On my own two feet : from losing my legs to learning the dance of life by Amy Purdy( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purdy inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars. Here she reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. At nineteen she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. Her journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity we all have to dream bigger, defy expectations, and rewrite our stories
Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings by Michelle Knight( Recording )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnaper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future
Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance by Simone Biles( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone Biles's entrance into the world of gymnastics started on a daycare field trip, but her passion and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world
Called to rise by David O Brown( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America's potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust
Libre al fin! : cómo recuperé mi vida después de diez ańos de encierro y oscuridad : memorias de los secuestros de Cleveland by Michelle Knight( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Memorias de los secuestros de Cleveland."
On my own two feet : from losing my legs to learning the dance of life by Amy Purdy( Recording )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant and uplifting memoir, Dancing With the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing her legs led her to find a spiritual path. When the Las Vegas native was just nineteen, she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a 2 percent chance of survival. Her glimpse of the afterlife--coupled with a mysterious premonition she'd had a month before--became the defining experiences that put Amy's life on a new trajectory after her legs had to be amputated. She wouldn't just beat meningitis and walk again; she would go on to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality--and share that spirit with the world. In 2014 Amy--the only competitor, male or female, with two prosthetic legs--claimed a bronze medal for the US Paralympic team in adaptive snowboarding. She then became a contestant on season 18 of Dancing With the Stars, and viewers were captivated as the girl with bionic legs managed to out-dance her competitors all the way to the finale. Amy's journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity we all have to dream bigger, defy expectations, and rewrite our stories. Amy was given a second chance for a reason--to use her life to inspire others. Her powerful memoir urges us to live life to the fullest, because we are all a lot more capable than we could ever imagine
Grace, gold, and glory my leap of faith by Gabby Douglas( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner, as well as acting as a critical member of the US gold-medal-winning women gymnastics team. In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar
Let's Go by Michelle Burford( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a comprehensive guide to economical travel in diverse regions of the world, these innovative new versions of the popular handbooks feature an all-new look, sidebars highlighting essential tips and facts, information on a wide range of itineraries, transportation options, off-the-beaten-path adventures, expanded lodging and dining options in every price range, additional nightlife options, enhanced cultural coverage, shopping tips, maps, 3-D topographical maps, regional culinary specialties, cost-cutting tips, and other essentials
Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed by Michelle Knight( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year
¡Libre al fin! : cómo recuperé mi vida después de diez años de encierro y oscuridad by Michelle Knight( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future
A decade of darkness, a life reclaimed by Michelle Knight( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life
Die Unzerbrechliche Elf Jahre in Gefangenschaft. Wie ich überlebte by Michelle Burford( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das erste Opfer der Cleveland-Entführung spricht. Michelle Knight ist 21, als sie entführt wird. Der Schulbusfahrer Ariel Castro hält sie und später zwei weitere Frauen in seinem Haus gefangen, wo er sie psychisch und physisch unvorstellbar misshandelt. Was sie an körperlichen und seelischen Qualen durchlitt und was ihr half, zu überleben und nie die Hoffnung aufzugeben, dass beschreibt Michelle Knight in ihrem Buch
L'arte di rimettersi in piedi by Amy Purdy( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding me by Michelle Knight( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life
Die Unzerbrechliche elf Jahre in Gefangenschaft ; Wie ich überlebte. ; Das erste Opfer der Cleveland-Entführung spricht by Michelle Knight( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Knight ist 21 Jahre alt und Mutter eines kleinen Sohns, als sie von dem Schulbusfahrer Ariel Castro entführt, eingesperrt und grausam misshandelt wird. Ihr Martyrium dauert 11 Jahre. Was sie während dieser Zeit erlebt und wie sie überlebt hat, schildert sie in diesem Buch
 
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バーフォード, ミシェル

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German (9)

Spanish (7)

Italian (1)