Success Stories: Insights by African American Men
Book and Workbook with 5 college students stories and worksheets
We understand athletes are often heroes for young African American boys, 5 former NFL players, 5 current students - 4 are playing football at major colleges are included. Engagement, critical thinking worksheets lead to completion of academic essays.
This new book was released in 2016 at the Los Angeles Public Library Author Series" Literacy is Every Thing."Success Stories: Insights by African American Men" is an inspirational collection of stories by 19 African American Men. It also includes researched based information by Reginald Grant, MSEd on Reaching and Teaching African American Children. A cross generational collection of stories from college students to men in retirement, a true glimpse into the journey of African American Men in America.
“African American males want the same things as everyone else, a family, a job a education, the opportunity to live the American dream. “ J. Everett Pearsall , Executive Director of the National Alliance of African American Athletes. I, nor most African American males don’t want any handouts or hand me downs, just the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. But, being an African American male in American is a unique experience.
Black men are our ancestors, fathers, husbands, baby daddies, boyfriends, nephews and sons,—they are all of us—and it is past time to eradicate the stigmas surrounding African American Males. We need to step up to fight the misinformation too often perpetrated in main stream media. In the first section of the book are their Success Stories, told by African American Men. How they have persevered and overcome here in the American system so heavily stacked against them.