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 27
2. "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington2 of 27
3. "Assata: An Autobiography" by Assata Shakur3 of 27
4. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston4 of 27
5. "Dreams From My Father" By Barack Obama5 of 27
6. "Breath, Eyes, Memory" by Edwidge Danticat6 of 27
7. "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly7 of 27
8. "Beloved" By Toni Morrison8 of 27
9. "Half Of A Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie9 of 27
10. "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison10 of 27
11. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou11 of 27
12. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" by Fredrick Douglas12 of 27
13. "Song Of Solomon" by Toni Morrison13 of 27
14. "Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood " by Kim Fields14 of 27
15. "The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide To Hollywood Success" by Devon Franklin15 of 27
16. "We're Gonna Need More Wine" by Gabrielle Union16 of 27
17. "Role Of Thunder Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor17 of 27
18. "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson18 of 27
19. "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler19 of 27
20. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett20 of 27
21. "Hacks: The Inside Story Of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House" by Donna Brazile21 of 27
22. "The Secret Life Of Bees" By Sue Monk Kidd22 of 27
23. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison23 of 27
24. "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. " by Martin Luther King Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson24 of 27
25. "The Blacker The Berry" by Wallace Thurman25 of 27
26. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander26 of 27
27. "I Am Not Sidney Poitier" by Percival Everett27 of 27
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