Description : From the time she was a little girl, Edie Lynch has been listening to family stories,starting with her beloved grandmother Josie, where they sat together on an old swing couch on Josies front porch and Edie learned that Josie was the daughter of a white doctor and her beautiful and ambitious slave mother, Missy. The doctor came to the plantation one day where Josie and her mother were laboring in the cotton fields of Alabama and he leaned down from his big black horse and handed Josie a pair of little red shoes, declaring that the shoes were from her Pa. The doctor and Missys child, Josie, met for the first time that fateful day and they never saw each other again. Edie was troubled and fascinated with Josies story and began documenting it as well as the story of her own father, known as the Joy Boy. The Joy Boy was a well-known club owner whose neon lit night spot drew the likes of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, and Count Basie. Edie went on to marry a charismatic man, like her own father, and to put her husband through medical school, she became Pennsylvanias first black model, doing fashion shoots and television commercials before earning two Master Degrees in International Affairs and Media Studies at The New School. Edie shares riveting life lessons she learned when her husband deserted the family, her son became ill, and the painful search for her missing, lost grandson. Both Edies son and daughter would make a mark for themselves in the Arts, the son as a world class composer, and the daughter as a Marketing Director for top music stars. Edie s memoir traces the colorful life she has lived as a film director, model, jeweler, and photographer, and the life she values the most, teaching homeless and poor children living in tough inner city neighborhoods the solace that comes from practicing the Creative Arts. Edies memoir spans six generations and shows her gifts as a natural storyteller.
Description : These classic historical romance novels are getting a new look for the next generation of readers. But the wonderful stories remain the same, as touching and fresh as they were when first published. Praise for the Brides of Culdee Creek series: "A poignant love story that will remain with the reader long after the book is closed."--Lori Copeland, author of the Brides of the West series "A beautiful story of redemptive love. . . . A memorable read."--Robin Lee Hatcher, author of Catching Katie "A spectacular new series."--Library Journal Praise for Kathleen Morgan: "Kathleen Morgan writes with deep emotion and feeling."--Reader to Reader "A marvelous storyteller."--Romantic Times "Kathleen Morgan is a phenomenal writer!"--The Talisman
Description : This book is about the stigima imposed on Single Parents as the results of a few Single Parents who have fallen down and refused to get up. It is the author's intent to ignite discussion and ideas on how we as a people can reach back and help one single parent or the child of a single parent to become all he or she can be towards attaining the Ameican Dream. I hope you enjoy these "food for thought" and join me in my mission of changing the life of a child or a single parent.
Description : The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham have selected 300 key biographical entries culled from the eight-volume African American National Biography, providing an authoritative who's who of this seminal period. Here readers will find engagingly written and authoritative articles on notable African Americans who made significant contributions to literature, drama, music, visual art, or dance, including such central figures as poet Langston Hughes, novelist Zora Neale Hurston, aviator Bessie Coleman, blues singer Ma Rainey, artist Romare Bearden, dancer Josephine Baker, jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the intellectual giant W. E. B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures. The volume will also feature a preface by the editors, an introductory essay by historian Cary D. Wintz, and 75 illustrations.
Description : More Gold is the continuation of stories begun in my earlier book, Gold to Refine. I believe we all need stories funny stories, touching stories, loving stories, happy stories, stories with a moral, stories with hope. In this collection, I return to events of my childhood and youth with my brothers. The stories are about growing up in Nashville, Tennessee in very wonderful times, and include tales about my mother, father, grandparents, and friends. There are stories about our "rattletrap" cars and they make us wonder how we survived to adulthood. There are stories about the church and my co-workers in the church; and about teaching at the university. There are stories about my son and daughter to whom the book is dedicated. I hope that the collection continues to offer humor, healing, faith, and encouragement at a time in our history when these qualities are so desperately needed.
Description : Guides mothers in helping daughters cross from girlhood to the teen years, with insights on emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Description : Liberty ... Equality ... Tiptree jam!' In 1990 Essex Man swaggered onto the scene in his shiny suit, driving a flash car and with his white-stiletto-wearing missus on his arm. It was a step up from sovereign rings and done-up Ford Cortinas, but brash, vulgar and 'breathtakingly right-wing' Mr and Mrs Essex were still the target for pity, condemnation and nationwide mockery. Twenty-odd years on something strange has happened. From Russell Brand and Jamie Oliver to Phill Jupitus and Ray Winstone, via the runaway success of TV shows like The Only Way is Essex and Gavin and Stacey, Essex is now the most iconic county in the UK and the essence of Essex is everywhere. But there's more to the county than stereotypes, as Brentwood-reared Pete May discovers when he takes an eye-opening journey through the Essex tundra. Along the way, May finds bluebells in Billericay, sculpture in Harlow, Hollywood-style signs on the A127, below-sea-level life in Canvey Island and endless chip shops, and asks the vital question: is the only way Essex or is there maybe another one?