Stories from the Hood

by Valentina Joseph



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781698707051
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781698707044

About the Book

I am a 16-year-old Black (African American) and Jamaican female who has lived in many homes after being taken away from my mother by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), in the State of Connecticut. I am living a double life and the life my friends think I am living is not my reality. At this young age I appear to have it all together, but the reality is I have a hard life that I have protected all of these years by silence.

About the Author

The authors: A high school student whose bullying experiences in her last year of elementary school so significantly tested her self-esteem that she chose to write about them so other children can realize, nothing is forever and there are better days ahead. A poet whose life’s experiences has taught him that nothing is promised but all things are possible through him who diligently seek the presence of the Lord in their lives. An author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur who believes that nothing in life is important unless it strengthens our sisters and brothers, teaches our children that love is colorblind, and that success is having the power to positively influence the lives of others.