Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010
By Joyce A. Ladner and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo John Wiley & Sons (Paperback, $17.95, ISBN: 0787964883, 6/2003) “Launching Our Black Children for Success is right on target in emphasizing that parenting black youth requires supporting them at home to develop a strong sense of self-worth while working on their behalf outside of the home to bring about social change to ensure equal opportunity for every African American child. Absorbing the lessons outlined in this important book will greatly contribute to the strengths of black children and their families.”—From the Foreword by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. Launching Our Black Children for Success is a groundbreaking book that goes beyond the typical “how to get your kid into the best school or college” advice. This extraordinary book takes black parents step-by-step through the stages of child development so they can build a solid foundation for success in their children. It shows how to best instill pride, self-discipline, social skills, a work ethic, and a way to deal with the inevitable racism and prejudice their children will face. Authors Joyce Ladner and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo also offer a practical guide for overcoming the many injustices and obstacles African American families face and show how to shepherd their kids through the process that is required to help children keep their “eyes on the prize.” Launching Our Black Children for Success helps parents to provide the strength and the strategies their children need to seek out whatever career they dream of and deserve.