Raising Our Own: Understanding Child Development to Enhance Parenting by Michael D. Darden (MD ’78) is a layout of the land to help navigate raising children. In his book, he explains that if we raise children well, then our families and communities become more enlightened and peace loving. It is a key element to saving humanity.
Saro by Nikę Campbell (BA ’99) is a multigenerational tale of betrayal and restitution, love and war, inspired by true events that will take the reader from the rocky terrain of Abeokuta and the burgeoning city of Lagos to the lion mountains of Freetown and Hastings of Sierra Leone from the 183os to the 1850s.
In A Pot and a Window, Howard D. Branch (MS ’83) chronicles his life on the farm in rural Mississippi with his large African American family in the 1940’s to 70’s through light-hearted storytelling by exploring births, work, housing, food, clothing, school, church, idioms, and other aspects of their life.
Of Black Study by Joshua Myers, PhD (BBA ’09) explores how Black intellectuals arrived at a critique of Western knowledge. Myers examines how Black intellectuals created different ways of thinking in their pursuit of conceptual and epistemological freedom by breaking with racial and colonial logic of academic discipline.
In Why Have Dog and Bark by Barbara Nyaliemaa Mosima (BFA ’81), Josie figures moving to a city that embraces diversity overload would be an exciting change from her small-town upbringing. But life continues to be complicated.
In Finding Jackie, Howard English professor Oline Eaton resurrects the Jackie Kennedy Onassis who has been culturally erased, who we need now more than ever. Not the First Lady who was a paragon of femininity, fashion, American wifeliness and motherhood, but the kaleidoscopic Jackie who emerged after the murder of her husband changed her world and ours.
Hattie Leads the Way by Jazzmyne Townsend (BBA ’09) is an adventure that lets children see themselves as brave leaders, creative thinkers, and problem solvers who can tackle and overcome trouble. Hattie is awfully good at figuring out hard things; but when she and her friends run into a problem that’s bigger than them, they’ll have to think creatively to outsmart the mean big kids who are turning recess upside down!
“Are You a N****r or a Doctor?”: A Memoir by Otto E. Stallworth Jr., MD, MBA (BS ’66) shares untold tales from his rich, distinctive, and varied life experiences, starting in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1940s.
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