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On the Podcast: Doree Shafrir, Tracy Swinton Bailey, and Amy McGrath

In this episode, meet author and podcast host Doree Shafrir, author of Thanks for Waiting, educational leader Tracy Swinton Bailey, author of Forever Free, and former Marine fighter pilot and political candidate Amy McGrath, author of Honor Bound. Tune in to hear Doree Shafrir discuss the joys and occasional weirdness of being a late bloomer, Tracy Swinton Bailey reflect upon equity and inclusion in education, and Amy McGrath share thoughts on the complexities of military service and politics.

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Thanks for Waiting is a debut memoir about how achieving the milestones you thought were so important don’t always happen on the time line you imagined. In a world of 30 Under 30 lists, this audiobook is a welcome reminder that it’s okay to live life at your own speed.

Numerous programs are operating around the country to address the issue of underperformance in light of the shortcomings of our public school system. In Forever Free, Tracy Swinton Bailey charts the progress of her own non-profit, Freedom Readers, while taking a hard look at America’s struggle to educate vulnerable children and offering valuable insights for effecting change in families, communities, and nationwide.

Honor Bound is the inspiring story of the first female Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18—and the transformative events that led to her bold decision to take on the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate.

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