Using anecdotes and lessons from his own experiences, former football star Rodney Peete imparts essential wisdom for parents everywhere, whether their children have special needs or not, as he writes with striking honesty about learning to overcome his own doubts and expectations of fatherhood to focus on the daily challenges and joys of raising a child.
By Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., and The 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
This thoughtful and practical guide to mentoring is based on the program implemented by the 100 Black Men of America organization. They give advice on the most effective ways volunteers can affect young lives including starting programs in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces.
Founder of the Children's Defense Fund, author Marian Wright Edelman has penned a short, charming book on lessons to live by. Among her lessons for life: Be confident that you can make a difference; Remember your roots, your history, and the forebears' shoulders on which you stand; Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
By Anne C. Beal and Linda Villarosa and Allison Abner
A stellar trio of authors provides the first complete guide to rearing African-American children, from infancy through the preschool years, featuring the latest information on health care, cultural issues, and child development.
Names are a hallmark of our heritage. This A-to-Z guide for African American parents includes more than 10,000 names, ranging from African names to contemporary names to traditional Muslim names and more. Also features advice on alternative spellings, information on origins and meanings, and tips on choosing a name that will help parents reflect the treasure of the child who owns it.
By Howard C. Stevenson, Gwendolyn Davis, Saburah Abdul-Kabir
Combining the rich oral traditions of African American storytelling and proverbs with short, well-organized essays, the authors provide valuable guidance for raising responsible and successful children.
Along with the traditional demands of parenthood, black parents face an even more challenging task--fighting the negative messages of racism while teaching their children to succeed in a white-dominated culture. In this timely book, two eminent psychiatrists address these concerns.
By Nancy Boyd-Franklin and A.J. Franklin, with Pamela A. Toussaint
"This compassionate and comprehensive handbook helps boys make the difficult transition into men by showing parents, teachers, counselors, and community members how they can: Foster a positive racial identity; promote sexual responsibility; overcome negative influences of hip-hop and 'hoop dreams;' advocate for their sons' education; and counter the problems of racial profiling, drugs, and gangs."
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Find summaries and an index for over 350 books, organized by age level, of African and African American heroes and positive role models. Look for the companion volume for girls!
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