FROM THE PROJECTS TO PRINCETON
aka The Cook Book
About the Book
If you don't believe that stuff like this happens everyday to many young men, walk through a few chapters of this novel, aka The Cook Book. A well educated Afro-American tells the truth about his own family and story from the Projects to Princeton. John I. Cook left his hometown of White Plains, NY to attend an all boys' private Episcopalian boarding school in New Hampshire. From there, he receives an academic scholarship to Princeton University where he synthesizes many experiences into his own background and family values in order to survive and succeed. His parents remained married and supportive throughout John's growth and development. Life continues to unfold with his move from the North to the South and John hangs tough. Society isn't always fair! Read about it now!
About the Author
This book is a true story based on an Afro-American family whose nucleus, move from the South to the North for the opportunity to raise their children in a healthy environment. The youngest child in this family is the main character of the book, as well as the author!
After procuring a BA in Sociology from Princeton University and writing a senior thesis on The Black Family, getting a MS.Ed, specializing in American History, and teaching for over 15 years, I feel that I qualify to write such a book!
I now live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and am now single. Since my mother passed away after Hurricane Wilma, I stay in close touch with my sister Edna. As well, I am a motivational speaker for topics such as diversity, racial profiling, ESOL topics, and new arrivals to the USA. My company is called Educational Excellence.