Manifested Dreams by Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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Manifested Dreams by Dr. Yvonne Johnson
Genre – African American, Family, Historical fiction
Page Count – 46 pages
An African American Family Stories that Will Move You to Tears
Manifested Dreams chronicles the history of African American families using a completely different perspective from boring, history books. Explore the stories of different generations of this family and remind yourself of the world’s discriminatory policies and racial inequities. Thought-provoking and inspiring, Manifested Dreams offers a touching family story of several generations of African Americans living in a radically divisive America.

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Dr. Yvonne Johnson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History. After her matriculation at CAU, she received a Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education K-12 from the University of Memphis, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. She currently serves as a Special Education Advisor with Shelby County Schools in the Division of Exceptional Children where she supervises special education classes at several schools. Yvonne is the co-author of The Ride of Pride, a children’s book that tells the story of African American inventors and how we use their inventions daily.

Dr. Yvonne Johnson is very active in the Memphis Community. She is a charter member of the Memphis Metro Clark Atlanta Alumni Association where she currently serves as the Vice President. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she previously served on the Leadership committee, was the Health Initiative chairperson, and Pan Hellenic Council representative. She was a former Historian for the Pan Hellenic Council. She is also a member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated.  Recognized as Alumni of the day from Clark Atlanta University, Alumni Association. She is a Leadership Memphis graduate. Yvonne serves as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, which provides services and housing for parents/family members of children with childhood cancer while they receive treatment at St. Jude Hospital. She volunteers with the Union Mission, a local homeless shelter. She is a former member of the Feed the Need ministry, a program that feeds homeless individuals throughout the Memphis area.

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen Author
Genre – Clean/family friendly (no cussing, sex, violence)
A weekly ritual that turns into the surprise of all time; an accident that has a devastating effect on two
lives in different ways; and a father’s heartfelt journey to tell his son of an important part of his past.
All come together in Beginnings and Endings, a trilogy of short stories that will bring a lump to the throat.
Grits Girl explores the beginning of a lifetime of love over a favorite bowlful of breakfast.
The Accident is an ironic story of how life can change in the blink of an eye.
In The End of Summer, two men come to terms with their past through an unexpected detour and the innocent joy of a child.
Each story is layered with unexpected twists and turns, and there’s a bonus flash fiction, Pick Me, to bring you a smile that will last the day.

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Jane Suen is an award-winning author who writes mysteries, sci-fi thrillers, short stories, sweet

romance, and crime fiction.

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MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY

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MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY
Genre – Children Books/ Action and Adventure /Fiction
Page Count – 50 pages
Mornin, a beautiful and smart bird, loves his family, his friends and his habitat. He enjoys flying, taking nature pictures and filming videos. During one of his daily flights he realized some birds have disappeared forever! They had gone extinct!
Mornin doesn’t want his friends and family to go extinct. So, he starts a quest to protect them and protect the planet, but he needs help! Could he get the support he needs on time?

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 Born in Colombia, author with the pen name Jules Heartly, is a blogger and author of children books literature and adults Historic fiction. Her novel Save Your Prayers True Stories From a Nation Held Hostage has been already translated to Spanish (Rehenes En Misa La Historia Jamas Contada).  

Julia is connected to the emotional, economic, and environmental struggles that others face daily, and she believes in raising awareness about the importance of preserving nature and returning to the basics. To that end, one of her current projects is promoting environmental conservation among younger generations via children’s books, more specifically with her book series Mornin The Super bird, already translated to Spanish as Mornin El Super Pajaro.

She enjoys long walks on the beach, tree hugging, cycling, and birding. During her walks by the beach, you can find Julia picking up the trash left by careless beachgoers and, hopefully, encouraging others to do the same.

She now lives near a forest park in New York where she can practice forest bathing.

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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon

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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon

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Genre – Self help, Parenting, Special Needs

Page Count – 200 pages

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Whether your child was born with special needs or developed them following illness or injury, you walk a hard road as a special needs parent.

 

With a child born with heart challenges and then severely brain injured at eight months old, Dr. Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon weaves her powerful story and experiences with observations and strategies that support a hopeful future in Lighting the Path.

 

Leaving no stone unturned, Marcia reduces the anxiety felt by many special needs parents by helping them through the most commonly faced circumstances—processing their new reality, skill development, career balance, financial planning, medical practitioners, appointments, therapies, caregivers, health, maintaining care for all family members, self-care, the rapid firing of emotions from isolation to judgement, and more—all with the goal to provide hope and support so you don’t have to walk this path alone.

If you’re facing many unknowns in your special needs journey, Lighting the Path combines compassion with a wealth of ideas and actions to help you build a better future for yourself and your entire family.

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Dr. Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon is a storyteller and educator who believes that we each have a powerful purpose that should guide our lives. As one of her children is brain-injured and bedridden, Marcia and her family have traversed significant challenges. She is passionate about helping special needs families to feel more connected, gain visibility, access and support, and tap into their resilience.

Beyond the special needs context, Marcia helps people connect deeply with their purpose so they can experience more joy and fulfilment. Through intuitive and logical interventions, her work seeks to shift mindsets, build habits, foster creativity and curiosity, and enable people to live their best lives each day, trusting they are enough.

Currently a tenured lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Marcia is most drawn to the fields of health, safety and wellness, business and personal strategy, and teaching and learning. She is a certified Parent Skills Master Trainer and enjoys working with her husband to adapt interventions for their daughter and helping other parents to do the same for their children.

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
Genre – Children’s, Middle Grade, Adventure
Page Count – 258 pages
On the saddest day of her life, Tally discovers that the pendant which belonged to her mother is home to the Angel Jophiel. Tally knows that having her very own angel will change her life forever. Solving mysteries and having adventures with an angel in tow is awesome, right? What could go wrong? But being best friends with an angel doesn’t stop Tally from plunging into great danger when she discovers a deadly plot to destroy India with a gigantic flood. In a race against time beneath the beautiful city of Agra, Tally will need all her own courage and strength as well as Jophiel’s mythical sword to save herself and hundreds of kidnapped children.

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My school life was spent in a girls’ boarding-school specialising in classical ballet and on leaving I danced professionally, touring Europe, for 4 years. After that I ran my own ballet school in Athens, Greece and simultaneously volunteered as a veterinary nurse, as my love of animals is the driving force in my life. I returned to England with my horse and my cat, and now live on a smallholding in Shropshire with various farm animals and a constant stream of pets.

 I started writing while in Greece and completed a Creative Writing Course with the Writers’ Bureau. The same year, I won an annual competition in the Writing Magazine for an adult Fairy Story.

On my return to England I wrote two children’s books, but my new life, caring for Highland Cattle, sheep, hens and pets, coupled with extensive global travel, meant that writing for publication took a back seat. I continued my love of writing with a daily journal and amusing travel blogs of each trip.

I am now writing full time and TALLY AND THE ANGEL is the first of a planned series. Their next adventure takes place in Canada, in North Yukon and the third in Japan. I intend them to have adventures in Greece, Egypt, Peru, Africa – anywhere I have been, really. 

My first published novel, THE GRACEFUL GHOST, draws on my own experiences in ballet-boarding-school and my early teenage life and is a story that has lived with me for many years. It was shortlisted for the UK Selfies Award 2021.

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Genre – Self help, Parenting, Special Needs
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Whether your child was born with special needs or developed them following illness or injury, you walk a hard road as a special needs parent.
With a child born with heart challenges and then severely brain injured at eight months old, Dr. Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon weaves her powerful story and experiences with observations and strategies that support a hopeful future in Lighting the Path.
Leaving no stone unturned, Marcia reduces the anxiety felt by many special needs parents by helping them through the most commonly faced circumstances—processing their new reality, skill development, career balance, financial planning, medical practitioners, appointments, therapies, caregivers, health, maintaining care for all family members, self-care, the rapid firing of emotions from isolation to judgement, and more—all with the goal to provide hope and support so you don’t have to walk this path alone.
If you’re facing many unknowns in your special needs journey, Lighting the Path combines compassion with a wealth of ideas and actions to help you build a better future for yourself and your entire family.

Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by KL Montgomery Author
Genre – Cozy mystery, Christian mystery/suspense, clean/wholesome
Despite having no prior sleuthing experience, Sunshine feels uniquely qualified due to her ninja YA librarian skills and all those Nancy Drew books she read as a kid. With the help of children’s librarian Molly Simmons and cataloguer Evangeline Dupree, Sunshine and her colleagues scour Bryce Beach for suspects, clues, and the stolen treasure.
Can she and her squad recover the proceeds from the library’s annual fundraising gala and Bryce Beach’s most priceless historical artifact, the Bible with the town’s founding fathers’ signatures?
But here’s the most vexing question of all: could one of Sunshine’s colleagues be a backstabbing traitor out to destroy the library? As Sunshine always says, “Jesus, take the wheel!”
Join Sunshine and her fellow librarians on their adventure to find the stolen treasure and save the Bryce Beach Public Library. Scroll up and one-click this cozy Christian mystery today!
Betrayal at the Beach is the first book in the Dangerous Curves cozy Christian mystery series, set in the fictional small town of Bryce Beach. YA librarian and amateur sleuth Sunshine Baker, who hates her name and can’t even bake an edible muffin, always manages to put the puzzle together just in time to avoid disaster! Join this curvy redheaded librarian on her quest to keep Bryce Beach safe…and well-read, of course.

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K.L. Montgomery writes #bodypositive sweet romance, romcom and cozy mystery. A librarian in a former life, she now works as an editor and runs the 5000-member Indie Author Support group on Facebook in addition to publishing under two names.

 

Though she remains a Hoosier at heart, K.L. shares her coastal Delaware home with some furry creatures and her husband, who is on the furry side as well. She has an undying love for her three sons, Broadway musicals, the beach, Seinfeld, the color teal, IU basketball, paisleys, and dark chocolate.

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The Way to Storey by L. B. Anne

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The Way to Storey by L. B. Anne
Genre – Middle Grade Fantasy
Page Count – 149 pages
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Lou has always known her family is different. They are not from earth but from a magical, mysterious place called Storey. Growing up under her grandfather’s care and guidance, she has yearned to know more about this enigmatic place. Unfortunately, her frantic internet searches, instead of bringing up satisfactory answers, warn her enemies. When a group of people seeking entry to Storey abducts her grandfather and pursues her, Lou has to leave her home. To reach the magical land, she needs to follow the birds. But how will she succeed in her quest when all the birds seemed to have disappeared overnight?

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L. B. Anne is best known for her Sheena Meyer book series about a girl with a special gift and a destiny that can save the world. L. B. Anne lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and is a full-time author, speaker, and mental health advocate. When she’s not inventing new obstacles for her diverse characters to overcome, you can find her reading, playing bass guitar, running on the beach, or downing a mocha iced coffee at a local cafe while dreaming of being your favorite author.

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Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare: A Children’s Book about New Experiences, Friendship, Stress Relief, and Kindness (Jake the Growling Dog Book 2) by Samantha Shannon

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Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare: A Children’s Book about New Experiences, Friendship, Stress Relief, and Kindness (Jake the Growling Dog Book 2) by Samantha Shannon
Genre – Children, family, fantasy
Jake loves his comfy bed, close friends, and favorite trail, but now he’s off to Doggy Daycare. He’s worried others won’t like him and run away, and he doesn’t want to leave the place he knows best. Will Jake overcome his worries and have fun? Will he be the only one nervous about being in a new place? Kindness, comfort, and aid from loved ones fill this tale with compassion.

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Samantha Shannon is a best-selling author and licensed educational counselor who uses her background in education, love for nature and animals, and experience aiding in the emotional social development of children to create fun and impactful books. Samantha has also published multiple books under her pen name, Parker Sinclair, in the fantasy and YA genres.
Visit: parkersinclair.net & jakethegrowlingdog.com for more information or find all books on Amazon and IngramSpark.

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