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 28
2. "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington2 of 28
3. "Assata: An Autobiography" by Assata Shakur3 of 28
4. "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by James Baldwin4 of 28
5. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston5 of 28
6. "Dreams From My Father" By Barack Obama6 of 28
7. "Breath, Eyes, Memory" by Edwidge Danticat7 of 28
8. "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly8 of 28
9. "Beloved" By Toni Morrison9 of 28
10. "Half Of A Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie10 of 28
11. "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison11 of 28
12. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou12 of 28
13. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" by Fredrick Douglas13 of 28
14. "Song Of Solomon" by Toni Morrison14 of 28
15. "Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood " by Kim Fields15 of 28
16. "The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide To Hollywood Success" by Devon Franklin16 of 28
17. "We're Gonna Need More Wine" by Gabrielle Union17 of 28
18. "Role Of Thunder Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor18 of 28
19. "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson19 of 28
20. "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler20 of 28
21. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett21 of 28
22. "Hacks: The Inside Story Of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House" by Donna Brazile22 of 28
23. "The Secret Life Of Bees" By Sue Monk Kidd23 of 28
24. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison24 of 28
25. "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. " by Martin Luther King Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson25 of 28
26. "The Blacker The Berry" by Wallace Thurman26 of 28
27. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander27 of 28
28. "I Am Not Sidney Poitier" by Percival Everett28 of 28
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