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Summary: Betty Winston Baye is a journalist for The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. This strong, sensitive, experienced, competent, and well-educated black woman shares her thoughts and feelings about the influence that family, religion, role models, mentors, and friends have had on her life. This is a selection of some of Ms. Winston Baye's articles and editorials.
Type of Reading: independent reading
Recommended Age: read together: 10 to 13; read yourself: 12 and Up
Interest Level: 12 and Up
Young Reader Reaction: pending
Adult Reader Reaction: The essay format may be more appealling to adults. Still, the content should not be overlooked for its value in opening discussions with teens.
Pros: The articles in this collection educate, encourage, support, and praise those trying to take control of their lives and families. Though the material has universal appeal, the author strongly focuses on the challenges that face women, in general, and women of color, in particular.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This book can be a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and counselors of teenagers as conversation starters on self-esteem, responsibility, racism, role of women, etc.
Educational Themes: Individually and collectively, the essays demonstrate that life is full of challenges and opportunity. Those who have found success relied upon family, church, and friends to develo pthe confidence, self-image, and caruing nature that resulted in their accomplishment.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - biography, life lessons, young adult
Date(s) Reviewed: March 2006
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