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Enjoy Lily Darling by Malesha Smith, a novella about Lily Mitchell, a middle school student who transforms her negative thoughts into positive thoughts and exemplified leadership greatness.
Enjoy Starkishia: Estrella by Starkishia, a memoir about a teen who migrates from a small town in Georgia to Texas. By age 15, Starkishia advances from homelessness to the bride of a Mexican adult male. Her husband is deported to Mexico. She makes a life changing decision.
Enjoy Juvenile Offenders: From Big Wheels to the Big House, a collection of writings by Rosemary Jenkins and juvenile offenders in the California prison system. Readers walk away with a new outlook on criminology and the Industrial Prison System.
Enjoy Mother Wit by Irma Mae Rodgers Walker, a self-help book full of a mother’s wisdom. Irma became a mother at age 15. Her meager job gave her access to a trailer park. But, she kept dreaming and climbing. She became the ‘go-to’ person in her family for council. The author desires others to avoid the hard knocks she experienced as a teen mother and for the family unit to develop meaningful bonds.
Enjoy Married to Sin by Darlene Collier with Meredith Coleman McGee, a memoir about treks of Collier’s life. Collier’s great grandfather Mose Dantzler was the largest black land owner in Jasper County, Mississippi. How Collier, who was not a juvenile delinquent, went from the promised land to Oakley Training School is another story. Collier was teen bride. She married into a family cursed by generational sin.
Enjoy Nashida: Visits the Smith Robertson Museum by Meredith Coleman McGee, a children’s series book about Nashida’s visit to the Smith Robertson Museum. Smith Robertson was the City of Jackson’s first black lawmaker from 1879-1899. Robertson was a former slave from Fayette, Alabama. He raised the funds to form the school’s first public school for blacks. The famous black writer Richard Wright graduated in the 8th grade from Smith Robertson School. His writing career was launched at a black owned newspaper on Farish Street one block from school in 1925.