First in a series that celebrates cultural differences by emphasizing the importance of appreciating the similarities all humans share, Hello, My Name Is Josie Mae Bricker by new author and cultural advocate Antonia Harlan combats racial and cultural insensitivities by educating children on slavery in North America. The author weaves a powerful tribute to the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana West Africa who was mired and oppressed by the active slave trade between Africa and North America during the early 1600s through the late 1800s. Truly enlightening, this poignant tale is set on a cotton plantation in rural Georgia and introduces Josie Mae of the Bricker Plantation whose family celebrates what little power and freedom they have. Josie Mae's parents choose to secretly keep their native customs alive with tales of Africa, and love to ultimately teach their daughter a compelling lesson on the true meaning of faith, forgiveness and freedom. This book is available in hardcover at BookSurge.
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Antonia Harlan is a cultural advocate and curator of a multicultural exhibit who produces cultural events. A founder of North Central College’s International Festival, “Around the Corner, Around the World,” she is the recipient of a number of community service and international leadership awards from the NAACP, YMCA, and YWCA. She has served on a number of boards, committees, and racial justice forums including the DuPage County Girl Scout Diversity Task Force, the Naperville Police Department Citizen Advisory Board, YMCA International Committee, and the YWCA Outstanding Women Leaders Committee. She has been a sponsor with Plan USA since 1991, and is currently sponsoring her sixth child. In 1999, she was listed on the “99 People of Naperville/Lisle that Shaped Our Lives.”
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111419684868