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  • Published: April 2007
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 306
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9780595429073
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Parent/tutor Beverly Black Johnson, founder of the
"Gumbo for the Soul Literacy Program", and compiler of
Gumbo for the Soul: the Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community-
an anthology intended to heighten awareness of the growing high school
drop-out rate in the Black community.
Gumbo is a compilation of delicious essays, poems, testimonials
and gumbo recipes; inspirational accounts of educational, occupational
and personal experiences in overcoming adversity
and obstacles with perseverance and determination.
Gumbo proceeds will fund
"Gumbo for the Soul" Literacy Program
Enjoy the writings of Heather Covington,
TV host of Literary Living and author of Literary Divas
Kyeisha D. Johnson, 6th grade student
Rapper, Keyanna Bean
Morehouse graduate, Michael Henderson
Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor E. Joyce Moore
Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor Jayme Washington Smalley
BET Books, Emma Award winner Nathasha Brooks-Harris
CBS' Survivor, Vecepia Towery Robinson
Delores Thornton, Marguerite Press
And 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,

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