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Welcome to the October Howloween Giveaway Hop!
That’s right… It’s giveaway time again!
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Click on the titles to read more about the books we are giving away this time. We will be giving away the following books to 5 winners. To enter follow the rules below. No purchase is necessary. Must be 16 yrs or older to enter.
2 Winner will get a paperback of Parable of the Brown Girl The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color By Khristi Lauren Adams
The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories. Instead of relegating these young women of color to the margins, Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. By sharing encounters she’s had with girls of color that revealed profound cultural and theological truths, Adams magnifies the struggles, dreams, wisdom, and dignity of these voices. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It’s time to pay attention.
About the Author
Khristi Lauren Adams is a speaker, author, youth advocate, and ordained Baptist minister. Khristi is the author of Parable of the Brown Girl which is published by Fortress Press and released in February 2020. The book highlights the cultural and spiritual truths that emerge from the lives of young black girls. Parable of the Brown Girl has received awards for Best Young Adult from The African American Literary Awards and the New York Black Librarians Caucus. She is currently working on her next book, Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way. (Spring, 2022) with Broadleaf Books and a middle-grade version of the book with Beaming Books. She works as the Firestone Endowment Chaplain and an Instructor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Khristi also works as Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the Hill School. In July 2021, Khristi will become the newly appointed Dean of Spiritual Life & Equity at the Hill School. She is the Founder & Director of “The Becoming Conference”, an annual conference designed to empower, educate & inspire girls between the ages of 13-18. Khristi is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Advertising and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary where she obtained a Master of Divinity degree. Khristi is an alum of the 2017 class of Lead New Jersey, a select group of fellows participating in a year-long program designed to educate, transform, and empower the next generation of leaders from the public, social, and private sectors. She also currently sits on the advisory board for Word Made Flesh, a non-profit organization existing to serve among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor.
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2 Winners will get a paperback of The Checklist by Addie Woolridge.
Killing it at work? Check. Gorgeous boyfriend? Check. Ambitions derailed by an insecure boss? Sigh—check. Things were going a little too well for Dylan Delacroix. After upstaging her boss on a big account, she gets dispatched to the last place she wants to be: her hometown, Seattle. There, she must use her superstar corporate-consulting skills to curb the worst impulses of an impossibly eccentric tech CEO—if she doesn’t, she’s fired. The fun doesn’t stop there: Dylan must also negotiate a ceasefire in the endless war between her bohemian parents and the straitlaced neighbors. Adding to the chaos is a wilting relationship with her boyfriend and a blossoming attraction to the neighbors’ smoking-hot son. Suddenly Dylan has a million checklists, each a mile long. As personal and professional pressures mount, she finds it harder and harder to stay on track. Having always relied on her ability to manage the world around her, Dylan’s going to need a new plan. She may be down, but she’s definitely not out.
About the Author
Born and raised outside Seattle, Washington, Addie Woolridge is a classically trained opera singer with a degree in music from the University of Southern California, and she holds a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University. Woolridge’s well-developed characters are a result of her love for diverse people, cultures, and experiences. Woolridge currently lives in Northern California. When she isn’t writing or singing, Woolridge can be found baking; training for her sixth race in the Seven Continents Marathon Challenge; or taking advantage of the region’s signature beverage, wine.
2 Winners will get a paperback copy of Have You Ever Heard a Butterfly Cry? by Lisa V. Taitt-Stevenson
There are no limits to where a butterfly can go or what it can achieve. In its caterpillar-like state of pattern, it is limited and predictable. However, upon its transformation, only the butterfly can speak to its journey and knows the struggle, the strength, resilience, and patience it takes to emerge from its resting place, new and improved, better and stronger, more prepared to fly in its potential, no longer crawling in its pattern. The butterfly knows the cocoon is a guiding post, not its final destination. This cocoon is where the butterfly’s life goes from ordinary to extraordinary. She would emerge unique, one of a kind. Relentless in her commitment and fortitude to break free from the protective confinements of her cocoon, she emerges boldly spreading her big, beautiful wings without hesitation. Not for the world’s pleasure, but for the realization that without literally opening herself to receive, there is no way she could fly. She moves about at her own pace and with a determination only she knows.
About the Author
Everyone has their inner battles, the ones that no one sees. I grew up in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn with a love for dance and music. They were my voice and helped me overcome insurmountable obstacles. From the age of four, I learned to be a warrior. My inner child is my engine, and her resilience continues to push me to levels I didn’t think were possible. During the time of the infamous 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers, I was once again called upon to rely on this resilience when I narrowly escaped the imploding buildings, and I was left to bear the weight of survivor’s guilt. I vowed to help others and I rallied to summon my inner warrior as a pledge and a torchbearer. At my core I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a child of the Most High. As I embark on this journey of life, I humbly yet boldly wear the hats of author, life coach and podcast host for the Let’s Talk Relationship not Religion podcast. I spend my days learning the art of dancing in the rain, finding the light within the tunnel, and embracing the fact that every storm isn’t just for me. I invite you to connect with passion and not just with pitfalls, and above all celebrate your triumphs!
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