Road to 30.....
"When you educate a man you educate an individual. When you educate a woman you educate a generation" African Proverb.
I remember growing up in a house where reading was expectated and highly encourages. Books were every where in my house, Saturdays were filled with trips to Central Library or Half Price Books. Summers I was always a super reader, i even wrote a few of my own ( as a child). I vividly remember grabbing a new book every morning during breakfast. I LOVED to read. Babysitters club, Books on Marcus Garvey, Egypt, Art etc. Sadly, however, somewhere down the line with college, life and mamahood reading became lower and lower on my priority list. So much so that that i went years without actually reading a book cover to cover.
My personal collection of books is crazy. I simply LOVE books, fiction, non fiction, art, history, self help, graphic novels.. i love them all. I LOVE the way they smell, the cover art, the physical space they occupy...
Currently I'm reading 2 books.
1. Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America, By: Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden
2. Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
I also have a running list once I'm finished with those. This year Im going to read 30 books.
Can you name a book that transformed you and your life?
For me it was Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Elementary School) & Marcus Garvey Life and Lessons (high school)
"True teaching is not aaccumulation of knowledge. it is an awakening of consciousness" African Proverb.
Im the mama of Marli Amor and Kingston Ase.