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the authors give parents practical and workable suggestions to use with their children.

This book returns the power of the family and the decision-making to the parents



Other People's Rotten Kids

By Essie P. Knuckle and Mittie P. Glymph

A must read for every family with rotten kids. Learn practical, usable, and humorous methods that take the drudgery out of parenting.Publisher


This is a serious topic written in a lighthearted style for the purpose of the prevention of rearing badly behaved and maladaptive young people. In addition to helping parents prevent the development of maladaptive youth, the authors give parents practical and workable suggestions to use with their children.

This book returns the power of the family and the decision-making to the parents. And it assists parents in the guidance and development of their off-springs into sensible and rationally functioning young adultsBenjamin A. Adewale, M.D., PC, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist (DC, VA, and MD)

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Dr. Essie P. Knuckle is a practicing licensed psychologist in Washington, DC. She has worked in schools, universities, jails, prisons, and private practice. As the former psychologist in a major metropolitan prison, she has treated many young adults. Dr. Knuckle continues to provide treatment to incarcerated clients in a private jail and to clients in the community.

Mrs. Mittie P. Glymph is a former hospital employee, data analyst and current volunteer computer teacher to senior citizens and adolescents.

Published by American Literary Press, Inc. / 8019 Belair Road, Suite 16 / Baltimore, MD 21236

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The Ditchdigger’s Daughters

By Yvonne Thornton

Dr. Yvonne Thornton’s memoir The Ditchdigger’s Daughters has captured the hearts of readers everywhere since it was first published in 1995. Translated into 19 languages, featured on Oprah, and made into a TV movie, this heart-warming and inspiring story chronicles Yvonne Thornton’s family; at its center is her beloved, unschooled but wise father Donald Thornton, who demanded that all five of his daughters not only excel in school, but go on to become doctors. Four of them did; the other found her calling in law and became a lawyer instead.—Dafina

Thornton's frank, relaxed manner makes it accessible to general readers as well as students of women's or African American memoir. Worth considering also for those looking for inspirational reads.—Library Journal

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Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark

By Katherine Mellen Charron

Freedom's Teacher traces Clark's life from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South Carolina to her increasing radicalization as an activist following World War II, highlighting how Clark brought her life's work to bear on the civil rights movement. Katherine Mellen Charron's engaging portrait demonstrates Clark's crucial role—and the role of many black women teachers—in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Drawing on autobiographies and memoirs by fellow black educators, state educational records, papers from civil rights organizations, and oral histories, Charron argues that the schoolhouse served as an important institutional base for the movement. Clark's program also fostered participation from grassroots southern black women, affording them the opportunity to link their personal concerns to their political involvement on the community's behalf.

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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Ancient African Nations

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