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Mary’s Story & Song by Mary Haralson Coleman with Starkishia Amazon.ca
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Thank you for purchasing Mary’s Story & Song by Mary Haralson Coleman with Starkishia.
Mary was born in 1933 in Scott, County Mississippi to sharecroppers. Her memoir described her two fathers as the most significant people in her childhood. One of them was impoverished and indebted to white landowners, and the other owned property and was independent. They agreed to expose Mary to both worlds. Change is hard, but Mary found her way, and the inspiration to dream. With the gift of song and the mind to step out of the box, Mary broke ground in business and in song.
EXCERPT: At age six, I, along with my siblings attended a one room school, where … Mr. McCarter taught first through eighth grade. We carried our lunch to school in small molasses buckets which consisted of whatever we had left over from the previous day. We did not eat sandwiches like children do today; we ate peas, greens, salt meat and cornbread. Sometimes we had a baked sweet potato for dessert.
Advance Praise for Mary’s Story & Song
Mrs. Coleman has written a book that everyone should read. We were both born in 1933 and lived in Mississippi during the years of the Black Civil Rights Movement. Her life is a living reality of the Black struggle and a greater true picture of the changes that occurred. I loved it.
James Meredith, Ole Miss, 1962
While this book is a personal account of the life of Mary Coleman, it is one with which we can all identify and cherish. I am sure that this historical account of her life will be something that generations coming after her will be able to use to get an understanding of from whence they came.
Judge William Walker
Mary’s Story and Song chronicles the great strides and struggles in the transformative life of the Haralson Family from slavery to freedom! Mrs. Coleman’s soft-spoken style and positive outlook is evident throughout this book and makes for a spirited autobiography that reads like a novel. It will serve as Mrs. Coleman’s testimony for many generations to come.
Norma G. Alexander
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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.
Thank you for purchasing Meredith Etc books. Happy reading. Please stop by and leave a book review when you finish “Mother Wit,” a new self-help book By Irma Mae Rodgers Walker; “Starkishia: Estrella,” a memoir by Starkishia; “Nashida: Visits the Smith Robertson Museum,” a children book By Meredith Coleman McGee; and “Married to Sin,” a memoir By Darlene Collier with Meredith Coleman McGee.
ENJOY Starkishia: Estrella by Starkishia. Starkishia is also the co-author of another memoir Mary’s Story and Song.
Enjoy the memoir “Starkishia: Estrella” by Starkishia.
Virtual Reading of Starkishia: Estrella, a memoir, with the author, the acquisition editor/publisher, and a trauma therapist. Dr. Vicki Barlow reads the Foreword; Meredith Coleman McGee reads the Introduction; Starkishia, the author, reads an excerpt of Chapter One Texas Bound in her voice for the very first time.