African American Book of Values: Classic Moral Stories Click to order via Amazon
by Steven Barboza
"..an impressive volume of poems, stories, letters, songs, folktales,
and short biographies that will help guide African Americans and others solidly and
securely through life's moral and ethical dilemmas."
The African-American Book of Values, Steven Barboza has gathered
together a wealth of stories that make up a moral map for modern living.
Relying on the words and stories of (to name a few) the well-known: Langston
Hughes, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin
Luther King, Maya Angelou, Frances E.W. Harper, Malcolm X, Alex Haley,
Benjamin Banneker, Phillis Wheatley�the unsung: ship captain, Robert Smalls;
Underground Railroad "conductor" William Still; Stoplight inventor, Elijah
McCoy (better known as the "Real McCoy") ; poet Georgia Douglas Johnson;
etiquette maven Charlotte Hawkins Brown; Elizabeth Keckley, seamstress to
Mary Todd Lincoln; The African-American Book of Values illustrates
for young and old, black and white the necessary characteristics by which we
should lead our lives.
Split into two sections, "The Book of Self-Mastery" and "The Book of
Empathy," and, augmented by black-and-white photos, line drawings and color
illustrations, The African-American Book of Values will be a stunning
"must-have" addition to African-American and American households everywhere.
Value in the Valley: A Black Woman's Guide Through Life's Dilemmas Click to order via Amazon
For black women by the author of Acts of Faith and Tapping the
Spirit Within, explains how to deal successfully with the challenges of everyday life and
triumph over adversity.
If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering
Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that
struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says NO! Life
is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges,
obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls valleys. As bad as they may
seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the
valley." Valley experiences open your eyes to the things you know but have
difficulty facing and accepting. Valleys challenge your fears, strengthen
your will, correct your misperceptions, and give you valuable insights into
yourself, the world, and the people around you. Those dark, bleak, ugly
experiences that make you most uncomfortable can help you to grow.