African American parents

Coming Together: Celebrations for African American Families

By Harriette Cole and John Pinderhughes

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"African American families are dynamic and powerful. Celebrations play an important part in the fabric of the family. Coming Together is devoted to several of the very special occasions that many African American families honor. Filled with creative ideas for involving the entire family-from young children to grandparents and great-grandparents-this rich book provides everything you need to transform time together into compelling and memorable occasions. Coming Together is brimming with sample menus, easy-to-follow recipes, crafts, activities, and unique ideas to bring the value of these celebrations to life."
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The Blueprint: A Plan for Living above Life's Storms

By Kirk Franklin

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The gospel artist describes the family challenges that hampered his youth, his dedication to helping others, and his street-wise perspectives on such topics as faith, family responsibilities, and African-American identity.

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Soul Food and Living Water: Spiritual Nourishment and Practical Help for the Black Family

By Yoland Powell and William J. Powell

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"As God-conscious families, we all struggle to maintain a vibrant faith that will lead to strength and happiness in the midst of declining social values and daily challenges. Marital commitment, child rearing, financial stewardship and family harmony are problems that can become intensely magnified, draining our joy and ability to sufficiently thrive. Overflowing with Biblical teaching, practical examples and real encouragement, Soul Food and Living Water provides the spritual nourishment you and your family need. Written in culturally sensitive language, reflecting the rich heritage and strong's faith of African Americans, Soul Food and Living Water refreshes and equips families for today's challenges."

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Launching Our Black Children for Success: A Guide for Parents of Kids from Three to Eighteen

By Joyce A. Ladner with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

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"This extraordinary book takes black parents step-by-step through the stages of child development so they can build a solid foundation for success in their children. It shows how to best instill pride, self-discipline, social skills, a work ethic, and a way to deal with the inevitable racism and prejudice their children will face. Authors Joyce Ladner and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo also offer a practical guide for overcoming the many injustices and obstacles African American families face and show how to shepherd their kids through the process that is required to help children keep their 'eyes on the prize.'"

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Not My Boy! A Father, a Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism

By Rodney Peete with Danelle Morton

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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.

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The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours

By Marian Wright Edelman

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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.

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The Black Parenting Book

By Anne C. Beal and Linda Villarosa and Allison Abner

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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.

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The African-American Baby Name Book

By Teresa Norman

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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.

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Stickin' to, Watchin' over, and Gettin' with: An African American Parent's Guide to Discipline

By Howard C. Stevenson, Gwendolyn Davis, Saburah Abdul-Kabir

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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.

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Raising Black children: Two Leading Psychiatrists Confront the Educational, Social, and Emotional Problems Facing Black Children

By James P. Comer and Alvin F. Poussaint

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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.

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