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It’s giveaway time again! We have so many great books coming your way. Are you feeling lucky!? Enter the giveaway and then go to the other blogs listed at the bottom and enter theirs. You might win more than one.
For this giveaway, we will have 4 winners for the books below. That is because we have wonderful Sponsors for this giveaway.
Click on the titles to read more about the books we are giving away this time. To enter follow the rules below. No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 yrs or older to enter.
~ ~ The Awesome Prizes ~ ~
4 winners will get all three of the books listed below:
- E-Copy of The Yard Girl 1 -Sienna’s Story by Eugenie Laverne Mitchell
- Hardcover copy of Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty by Laetitia Ky
- Paperback copy of The Girl in the Yellow Scarf by C. Ray Frigard
The Yard Girl 1 -Sienna’s Story by Eugenie Laverne Mitchell
Sienna Millan has known grave hardship. Growing up in the small seaside Jamaican village, her family, although highly revered for their noted integrity and wisdom spanning generations, were piteously poor, often relying upon meager handouts from “just about better off” neighbors to survive. When she turned 17 heaven smiled upon her and she won a scholarship to study in London. Soon she finds herself all alone in a foreign land, living in a big city where she faces unexpected danger. Through adversity, she comes to rely upon newfound friends who become more like a surrogate family. But unbeknown to Sienna her friends harbor secrets and some have secrets so dark that they are better left un-shared.
With the help of extensions, wool, wire, and thread, artist and activist Laetitia Ky sculpts her hair into unique and compelling art pieces that shine a light on, and ignite conversation around, social justice issues like:
• Sexism and internalized misogyny
• Racial oppression
• Reproductive rights and consent
• Harmful beauty standards
• Shame and its corrosive effect on mental health
• And more
Through bold and intimate storytelling and 135 powerful color photographs of her art in her new visual memoir, Love and Justice, Ky explores these issues through the personal lens of her own experiences growing up and living in Ivory Coast, West Africa. In addition to a broader understanding of the global feminist movement and women’s empowerment through Ky’s unique perspective, readers will also come away with an inspirational invitation to join her on their own journey of self-love and self-expression.
The Girl in the Yellow Scarf by C. Ray Frigard
Mike Monroe is black, Ivy League educated, from a prominent family in Harlem. Sarah Davis is white, homeless, and from a subsistence farm in Kentucky. They are worlds apart but share a passion – music. For the past five years, Mike has struggled toward an MBA, expecting to take over the family business. But within months of graduating realizes he just can’t do it and drops out of NYU to pursue his dream as a musician/composer. Alienating his entire family with his decision, he ends up stuck in a dingy piano bar in Mid-Town Manhattan. Finding solace in serving at a soup kitchen, Mike meets Sarah, a demure yet formidable homeless girl who, although suffering from poor health, is a gifted artist and singer. When reaching out to her, Mike learns of her extraordinary life story, inspiring his composing. Their passion to make music could lead to love, reconciliation with family, and restored health but sacrifices are needed to realizing a dream in gritty 1980s New York.
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