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Click on the titles to read more about the books we are giving away this time. To enter the giveaway fill out the RAFFLECOPTER below. No purchase necessary. Must be a US resident and 16 yrs or older to enter.
We are picking 2 Winners to get the following 4 new books.
**** Book #1 ****
17-year-old best friends Sasha, a black teenager, and Leah, a white teen are two girls from affluent backgrounds and live comfortable lives, attending a well-established private Christian academy in St Louis. As they enter their final year, the main things occupying their minds are graduating and their senior prom. But the lives of two popular girls are about to undergo a transition that neither of them wanted or expected when Mitchell, a young African-American boy from the city’s East View High School is shot and killed while walking home from a basketball game, by a police officer who had mistaken him for someone else. Now tensions are rising among the community where he lived, and the citizens of St. Louis are angry. One night, while Sasha is out, she sees her old childhood friend, Ricardo, who is protesting the death of Mitchell. Curious about him and wondering if there is anything, she could do to become involved, Sasha talks to her friends about it. They aren’t interested in getting involved, however, and Sasha’s parents also forbid her from doing anything. As the closely held views she once had are quickly evaporating, Sasha makes a momentous decision and goes against all the advice she is given. She decides to go against her parents and friends and protest downtown with Ricardo and his friends, Rashad and Victoria, who all attended East View High School. When Sasha feels like her friends have turned against her Ricardo and his friends are there for her. But her determination to fight for justice for Mitchell causes a rift in her relationships. An argument with Leah drives a wedge between them and leads Leah to take the opposite viewpoint, taking sides with those who are supporting different viewpoints, while Sasha’s boyfriend is jealous of the time she is spending with Ricardo and breaks off their relationship. But there’s a bigger problem that neither girl knows about the groups they support. A war has been going on for several months between them and now Sasha and Leah have been sucked into it by their new friends. Realizing her error, Sasha tries to reach out to Leah, but her friend’s stubbornness prevents her from accepting the olive branch and Sasha has to accept that the friendship is at an end. Then, one night, a confrontation in a club leads to Rashad being severely beaten by Jacob and Joshua, two of Leah’s group. Leah witnesses the assault and tries to intervene but is threatened by them and pushed to the ground. Now fearful of repercussions Leah turns to Sasha for help, knowing that her father is a lawyer. She goes to the police station, to tell the truth, which puts her and her family in danger from Jacob and Joshua, so her parents send her to their private lake house in the Ozarks, which nobody knows about. Her friends Leo, Sasha, and Cameron accompany her for her safety and to talk over what happened during the summer. Leah and Sasha become friends again. Sasha has a big going away to college cookout, which she invites her friends she met this summer and her friends from her school. This is when they all say their farewells and discuss the views of protesting and get Sasha’s dad’s thoughts on the matter.
About the Author
Kimberley Jones is a Texas-based military spouse, mother, and early childhood educator who holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a former preschool teacher and preschool director, who now uses her education and experience to write children’s books, including her upcoming book, Our Friendship Matters, by Rhetoric Askew Publishing.
**** Book #2 ****
A very real and transparent look “behind the curtain” of the Black male mind. There are countless books on men and relationships that analyze and interpret men’s feelings about intimacy from a clinical or therapeutic approach. However, there are few books that actually highlight Black men’s points of view on intimacy in a raw, impactful, and inspiring way. Black Men and Intimacy; Voices From Across the Diaspora explores the complexities of relationships through the minds of men who give real, no holds barred answers to the questions all women want to ask. Black Men and Intimacy – Voices From Across the Diaspora gives you insight into the Language of Men, how they think, and how they express themselves. It sheds light on the thought processes to help women understand why a man does what he does. These men offer several different opinions and experiences that are unique to each of them while providing valuable information that women need to know. This book is not a theoretical analysis of Black men overall, nor is it written to stereotype or categorize Black men. This book is a compilation of personal one-on-one interviews with fifty men, across five generations, Black men share their views on love, life, dating, communication, sex, intimacy, marriage, relationships, fears, mental health, and childhood traumas.
About the Author
Thérèz Fleetwood is the founder of Luxury Romance Concierge™. She has been working with couples for over 20 years as an event coordinator, adult toy educator, life coach, and romance concierge. Her work provides couples with various ways to enhance romance, intimacy, and bliss in their relationships. Therez is also the author of Men and Intimacy, Real Talk. Real Answers and the creator of the Into-Me-See Game Cards.
**** Book #3 ****
To All the Places I’ve Had Sex Before explores sexual politics, the power of truth-telling, and what it truly means to achieve sexual liberation. This book speaks to the activists, the nerds, and the public health saviors who are looking to break free of the stories that society has told over and over again. These short sexcapades that have shaped the journey of a sexually free Black woman will have you asking yourself, why did she sleep with that man? While some questions might not be answered, the sexual recounts are filled with a certain brand of recklessness that can only serve as a source of humor. You will love this book if you enjoy honesty, if you like to laugh if you want to reflect, if you like to read other people’s thoughts and if you enjoy questioning other people’s life choices.
About the Author
LAUX (she/her) is an educator, an activist, and an Aquarius. Her boundless curiosity leads to a love of wonder, adventure, and sometimes trouble. She has decided to take the path of truth-telling by exploring her thoughts, beliefs, and secrets in hopes of living a more fulfilled life.
**** Book #4 ****
What starts as the best summer ever, quickly turns into a foul play. D.J. has to give up her bedroom, and the most important softball tournament of her short career, for Gran. Without D.J. the team isn’t confident they’ll be able to make it past the Summer Softball Showdown for a shot at Nationals. Being at Gran’s turns out to be more rewarding than D.J. could have imagined. Unexpectedly, Gran becomes her biggest advocate and cheerleader.
About the Author
As far back as she can remember, LaTonya Richardson has wanted to be a writer. Her introduction to publishing started with children’s picture books. A writing challenge in a writing community sparked her Young Adult writing career. Writing for children has always been her passion. Her aim is to create books where black children can see themselves and be proud of who they are.
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