Welcome to the April Showers Giveaway Hop!
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
- A Paperback of Runaway Deamer by Amaka Weaver – 1 winner
- A Paperback of WARRIOR RISING How Four Men Helped A Boy On His Journey To Manhood by MaryAnne Howland – 1 Winner along with The author and publisher are also giving away a (1) live, interactive virtual mentorship discussion for an organization of your choice (15+), facilitated by the author and featuring her son’s “circle of kings.”
- A Paperback of More than Mom by Shakira Wright – 2 Winners
Shakira A. Wright secured a teaching position at a community college, purchased a home, and became a newlywed. It appeared as though she had achieved an “ideal” life. But when she decided to have children, her definition of success took on a new meaning.
She began to ask the important questions: What’s the most beneficial way for me to move forward? How do I determine my value? What is my purpose? Eventually, the life she once knew transformed drastically. She learned to silence the voice of critics, and courageously rediscovered her own.
Wright discloses the meaningful life lessons she learned from those more vulnerable moments of motherhood; moments that she acknowledges led to a personal transformation. She stopped caring so much about people’s professional expectations for her life, and relinquished feelings of self-doubt, fear, and worry, only to discover the power she possessed within to confidently live her truth.
An eye-opening look at one mother’s determination to provide positive male role models for her son, and the power of great mentoring to change lives.
When MaryAnne Howland’s son was turning thirteen she organized a “Black Mitzvah” rite of passage celebration for him. Max is one of the one-in-three children in America being raised without a father in the home. Among African-Americans, that number is reported to be as high as 72 percent. To help fill the father-shaped hole in Max’s life as he transitioned from boyhood to manhood, MaryAnne invited four men from different corners of her life –an engineer, a philanthropist, a publisher, and a financial planner–to become Max’s mentors.
Max has faced many challenges. As a boy without a consistent father figure in his life, as an African-American male in a time when race relations in this country continue to be fraught, and also because Max was born premature and as a result has cerebral palsy, he has had to be a true warrior. On the brink of manhood, his mother wanted to give him the benefit of men who could answer some of the questions she felt that she, as a woman, might not be able to answer. Through his adolescence, Max’s mentors have shared valuable insights with him about what it means to be a good man in the face of life’s challenges. These lessons, recounted in this book, will serve as a powerful roadmap for anyone wishing to support boys as they approach manhood.
Amara’s dreams are shattered when she discovers that she’s surrounded by lies. As her world slowly crumbles, she must decide what to do to survive and who, if anyone, to trust. Unexpected events thrown in the mix make matters worse with no end in sight. Will the path Amara ultimately take help reveal her true self, or will it cause more pain for everyone, including her?
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