When retirement is on the horizon, ideas of travel, spending time with family and hobbies instantly come to mind. All that free time to do whatever you want, whenever you want. This often a happy time in one’s life.
Dr. Lynda Jones-Mubarak a retired teacher of special education and U.S. Army Veteran has made a partnership with the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth, TX that provides food, resources, and education.
Dr. Mubarak has a new children’s book called Carver Park which she will donate 15% of all proceeds to the food bank. Read the story from Black News.
Black News reports:
Carver Park is an area that was designated for African-Americans when segregation prevailed as law and as a dominant force in social life in Waco, Texas. Dr. Mubarak recounts her times in Carver Park and gives readers a perspective of one child who found the vibrancy of life through the harshness of society’s circumstances during that time. The storyline affirms that choice people in our lives provide us with the knowledge and support needed to learn, survive, and progress during a time of great social unrest and historical change, similar to what many marginalized communities may be facing today.
What is especially important about the collaboration between Dr. Mubarak and Community Food Bank is the subtle reminder that one person can make a difference, even in the most modest of ways. Being a champion of early literacy initiatives and tackling hunger in the community in which one lives is a true blueprint for happier, safer, and more vibrant communities
It’s an amazing thing when someone can do something to help the community that they are in. Dr. Mubarak proves that you can feed the hungry with books. For more information on Dr. Mubarak’s partnership with the Community Food Bank head over to www.food-bank.org. And to buy Carver Park go to http://www.melaninorgins.com/books/.
30 Books Every African-American Should Read
1. "Annie Allen" by Gwendolyn Brooks1 of 29
2. "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington2 of 29
3. "Assata: An Autobiography" by Assata Shakur3 of 29
4. "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by James Baldwin4 of 29
5. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston5 of 29
6. "Dreams From My Father" By Barack Obama6 of 29
7. "Breath, Eyes, Memory" by Edwidge Danticat7 of 29
8. "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly8 of 29
9. "Beloved" By Toni Morrison9 of 29
10. "Half Of A Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie10 of 29
11. "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison11 of 29
12. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou12 of 29
13. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" by Fredrick Douglas13 of 29
14. "Song Of Solomon" by Toni Morrison14 of 29
15. "Black Boy" by Richard Wright15 of 29
16. "Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood " by Kim Fields16 of 29
17. "The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide To Hollywood Success" by Devon Franklin17 of 29
18. "We're Gonna Need More Wine" by Gabrielle Union18 of 29
19. "Role Of Thunder Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor19 of 29
20. "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson20 of 29
21. "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler21 of 29
22. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett22 of 29
23. "Hacks: The Inside Story Of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House" by Donna Brazile23 of 29
24. "Higher Is Waiting" by Tyler Perry24 of 29
25. "The Secret Life Of Bees" By Sue Monk Kidd25 of 29
26. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison26 of 29
27. "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. " by Martin Luther King Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson27 of 29
28. "The Blacker The Berry" by Wallace Thurman28 of 29
29. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander29 of 29
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