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Bison Bookshelf Spring/Summer '22

Recent publications by Howard authors.

by N'dia Webb
books by Ryan Hyde

photo by Ryan Hyde 

“Juneteenth Jellybean”

by Arian T. Moore (BA ’05)

Juneteenth, which became an official federal holiday last year, is still often overlooked by educational institutions for earlier grade levels. This book aims to teach preschool-aged children the history and importance of Juneteenth in a fun and engaging way.

“Jim Crow’s Pink Slip: The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership”

by Leslie Fenwick, PhD, Dean Emerita of the School of Education

Fenwick uncovers one of the too-little-known repercussions of the Brown v. Board of Education decision: the systematic dismissal of Black educators from public schools. This book is relevant to the history and politics of American education from students to teachers.

“Bryson Bison’s First Homecoming”

by Derick Bowers (BA ’08)

This children’s book follows the story of Bryson, a child who attends an HBCU homecoming with his parents for the first time, and emphasizes themes of self-pride, community, and empowerment.

“Desperately Searching for Higher Education Among the Ruins of the Great Society”

by Barbara Flemming (MS ’78, PhD ’82)
This book examines the question: Why do foreign students who major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at U.S. colleges and universities get the best education money can buy while the U.S.’s own African American students get the worst at all levels of the American education pipeline?

“How I Became a Doctor”

by James C. Taliaferro (MS ’03) and David Carrington

Follow the story of little brown boy Joshua and his journey to becoming a doctor. It also showcases Howard University’s vital role in achieving Joshua’s dreams.

Chester Visits the Mountain Gorillas”

by Leyland Hazlewood (BA ’58)

After a bulldozer destroyed Chester’s home to build a city, Chester the field mouse embarks on a trip to Africa, determined to meet the silverback gorillas. The sequel to “Chester Goes to Africa” teaches about adventure, friendship, and the importance of environmental preservation.

“The Lineage of Love”

by Shyah Dickerson (BA ’07)

This little manifesto highlights a journey of self-discovery and purpose by detailing a spiritual search to find inner peace and the source of perceptivity.

 “A Triumphant Soul” 

by E.J. Tucker (BA ’75)

Tucker's memoir about his early upbringing and his time in the military during the civil rights era and Cold War. In it, he also reflects on some of his most memorable and treasured life experiences.

“Restorative Justice Tribunal and Ways to Derail Jim Crow Discipline in School

Zachary Scott Robbins (BA ’96, MEd ’00)

Robbins uses his experiences working in difficult schools to teach others how to implement a restorative justice approach that reduces suspension and expulsion rates, without compromising school safety and classroom order.

“Blended Beyond Expectation”

by Naomi L. Hill Hugh (MD ’96)

In a snapshot in time, this book invites readers into the heart of a wife and mother who did not receive the happy ending she expected after getting married. Being pushed far beyond limits ever imagined, the family figures out how to incorporate religion into their lives.

To submit a book for consideration in Bison Bookshelf, please mail a copy to Howard Magazine, Office of University Communications, 1851 9th Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20059. You can also email a link, summary, and book cover image to magazine@howard.edu.

This story appears in the Spring/ Summer 2022 issue.
Article ID: 931

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