Gumbo For The Soul: The Recipe For Literacy In The Black Community

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Parent/tutor Beverly Black Johnson, founder of the"Gumbo for the Soul Literacy Program", and compiler ofGumbo for the Soul: the Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community-an anthology intended to heighten awareness of the growing high schooldrop-out rate in the Black community.Gumbo is a compilation of delicious essays, poems, testimonialsand gumbo recipes; inspirational accounts of educational, occupationaland personal experiences in overcoming adversityand obstacles with perseverance and determination.Gumbo proceeds will fund"Gumbo for the Soul" Literacy ProgramEnjoy the writings of Heather Covington,TV host of Literary Living and author of Literary DivasKyeisha D. Johnson, 6th grade studentRapper, Keyanna BeanMorehouse graduate, Michael HendersonChicken Soup for the Soul contributor E. Joyce MooreChicken Soup for the Soul contributor Jayme Washington SmalleyBET Books, Emma Award winner Nathasha Brooks-HarrisCBS' Survivor, Vecepia Towery RobinsonDelores Thornton, Marguerite PressAnd many more talented and generous contributors"'Gumbo for the Soul' dares to call it like it is. This serving of Gumbo is a must-read for every parent, teacher, mentor and all who believe it is important that our children can read and comprehend the English language."-Tavis Smiley, Author, Television, Radio Host"'Gumbo for the Soul' tells African-Americans exactly what the recipe for a good life is. It is inspirational, uplifting, and recommended for people of all ages, colors and aspirations." Rated 5 of 5.-Alice Holman, RAWSISTAZ.comLiteracy Support Ribbon available at www.gumboforthesoul.com

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Beverly Black Johnson hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, born in the liberal city of San Francisco, raised in East Palo Alto from the age of six. The youngest of four, if asked to define her child hood she would say in one word-lonely.By 17 Beverly would experience the death of her step-father, the suicide of her only brother and would barely graduate high school in 1977. Between 1977 and 1980 she made several attempts to attend college only to drop out yielding her destiny to a booming electronics industry where she would learn many a trade from laser's to electrodes and everything in between. This trade would prove valuable for over 20 years with bouts of drug and alcohol abuse intertwined. In 1982 she gave birth to her first child, a very healthy baby boy. In 1984 Beverly, after falling deep into the crack epidemic, gave birth to an under weight, crack addicted baby girl. Going in and out of drug programs and the streets, Beverly moved to Oakland to assist in her father's general contracting business and to "get clean." That was short lived and Beverly would be forced by a child welfare system to move back to San Mateo County or risk her children being moved to where she was in Oakland. Hesitantly, Beverly moved back only for the drug cycle to begin again. In 1991 she gave birth to a baby boy who tested positive for crack and wasn't allowed to leave the hospital with her. 2 months later Beverly would turn her life around, never looking back. Now with over 16 years "clean" Beverly has returned to her first love-writing. She is the publisher of the award-winning book, Gumbo For The Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community which garnered an endorsement from talk show host, Tavis Smiley. She continues to aspire with writing, preparing to release a 2nd Gumbo book which has grown into an on-going project to produce a series. Beverly has found her true talent in writing, gospel lyrics being her passion, and can be found in the company of more talented pe

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