The Soul of Poetry is a compilation of riveting written pieces that speak to the heart, the mind, the body and the soul. Each piece of writing was crafted with the highest level of thoughts and innermost reflections, which were based on experiences and growth opportunities. The arrangement of the pieces in this book has been uniquely situated. The author transcends to a jovial writing and to one of melancholy instances in a matter of a flip of a page. The feelings of the author are written as one book and do not lend itself to chapters or sections, but rather writing from the heart and soul in a continuous and non-descriptive fashion; this is why the soul of poetry speaks to you and captures your thoughts.
Letters and Lessons for Teachers: How to Keep Kids in School and Graduating is a compelling depiction of why students drop out of school. This must read new book sufficiently captures the obvious pain student’s encounter. The book is a compendium of testimonials and expressions from students, 18-70 years old, who felt the verbal hurt of teachers. The letters represent children of color from “poor” communities. Read vivid recollections as the students take you on an emotional reading exercise as you vicariously live through their suffering. These letters represent students struggling in classrooms across America and the thousands of students who drop out of school. Words can hurt and do harm! It is a must read book for parents, educators, students, and advocates for students. The study guide within the book helps frame group discussions from what students wrote to their teachers. The Interview
Is saving black males an Option?
The media paints a gloomy picturesque magnification of a dying gender! Schools serve a segment of Black males who are failing or not achieving comparatively with their counterparts. The penal system houses thousands of Black males; the unemployment line is filled with a number of Black males seeking employment. Unnecessary, preventable, and unavoidable health maladies and social mishaps are destroying Black males, and the apathy of young Black minds is cause for alarm. We all know the declaration of death and destruction—culturally and academically for Black males. Is saving black males an option or a must? Read and take action.
Let Us Pray
As I humbly bow in expectation and adoration, Dear Master, I come to thy presence mindful that I have been a recipient of thy great blessings. Help me to see the true light that was given to us thousands of years ago, and to realize that I am a chosen person: part of a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people whohave been brought out of darkness into this marvelous light. Dear God, bless...
Sylvia Bell Edwards, 1993
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