I read the 20th anniversary edition of this book. I ordered it directly from the author's website for $5 plus shipping. The ordering process was simple and the book arrived quickly. The book itself was short and easy to read. I agreed with much of what the author had to say. He stressed the importance of black kids knowing their history--especially the greatness of their African ancestors, and using that backdrop as an impetus for achievement. Mr. Kafele, a former principal, also stressed the importance of children and parents habitually reading, which I wholeheartedly agree with. The icing on the cake in the book was the step-by-step game plan Mr. Kafele laid out for parents to help their children succeed. He stated that the purpose for children going to school is to learn and he describes the mechanisms for parents, teachers, and schools to work together to help the children succeed. I recommend this book to anyone who is involved in guiding young people.
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