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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.
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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
- 2 paperback copies of Memoir of a “Teacher Slapping B#!@%”: I Am ShaQuanda Cotton by Tiffany Cherry
- 2 paperback copies of The Mad House Diaries: Powerful, Profound and Raw by De’Veatrice J. Bryant
- 2 e-book copies of Blue Eagle by Sharada Kolluru
Memoir of a “Teacher Slapping B#!@%”: I Am ShaQuanda Cotton by Tiffany Cherry
In 2006, 14-year-old ShaQuanda Cotton was sentenced by a Lamar County judge to up to 7 years confinement in the Texas Youth Commission for allegedly shoving a hall monitor at school. Her story made international headlines after a feature written by journalist Howard Witt was published in the Chicago Tribune. Many subsequently took an interest in the teenager’s plight amid accusations that the treatment she received from the Paris public school and court systems was attributed to deep-seeded racism ruling the order of the small Texas town. Amid a firestorm of controversy, including that surrounding a massive protest led by famous comedian Ricky Smiley, ShaQuanda was released from TYC after having spent a year in lock up. Her release was followed by an investigation that blew the lid off of egregious wrongdoing by TYC staff accused of physical and sexual abuse. Hundreds of other juveniles were subsequently freed from the facility after the investigation revealed their punishments had been unjustly prolonged. Much has been written about ShaQuanda’s story, during and in the aftermath of her long ordeal, but nothing yet from her own perspective. Now, more than a decade later, the mother of three young daughters has been inspired to give her past a purpose through the release of her own narrative. The book, Memoir of a “Teacher Slapping B#!@%”: I Am ShaQuanda Cotton, is ShaQuanda’s effort to reclaim the parts of her that were stolen in her formative years by breaking her silence. The chosen book title is a play on a derogatory term she was referred to by a supervisor at a previous job. To this day, she is the subject of online attacks and gossip generated largely from people within Paris. Memoir of a “Teacher Slapping B#!@%”: I Am ShaQuanda Cotton, offers a first hand account of ShaQuanda’s story, and the whirlwind of emotions that have shaped many of her life choices since her ordeal.
The Mad House Diaries: Powerful, Profound and Raw by De’Veatrice J. Bryant
THE MAD HOUSE DIARIES: My Name is Shanice…My name is Shanice Patricia Jackson, and I am Fourteen years old. I stand 5ft 6 inches tall and my body fits the criteria that seems to qualify me as a grown woman to the drunken men who like to stand in front of the corner liquor store. Shanice is a Harlem born teenager with the hopes and dreams of one day escaping the Mad House in which she currently lives with her abusive mother, two sisters and her thumb-sucking little brother. But when she is forced to fin for herself after being abandoned, Shanice is lured into a world that is unapologetic, rougher and bigger than any of her childhood daydreams. Thought Provoking and packed with important life lessons for self-assessment, consequences and family pathologies.
Neil Randhawa, a wine connoisseur from Italy, lands in New Delhi to fulfil a stranger’s wish of offering a wine called Blue Eagle to God Kal Bhairav in Ujjain. But unfortunately, he loses the wine bottle worth four crore rupees as soon as he walks out of the airport. Therefore, he goes to a police station where he narrates his life involving his mother Rashmi Randhawa with whom he recently had a conflict that serves as a catalyst to the story forward. At the same time comes to the police station, Moe Kyaw Somani, a young dynamic girl from Yangon after losing her 12th grade certificates while she was on her way to Lady Shri Ram College to give an audition, as part of the admission process for an under-graduate course in Political Science. So, she too narrates her story of three generations in Myanmar who have been yearning to bring a change in their country and in order to make that happen how important it is for her to join the prestigious college where Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had once studied. Behind this exorbitant wine bottle and the top ranked certificates are the emotions of these two individuals who try to help each other with their purposes in life while something called love blooms between them slowly.
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