A Night to Remember: A Multi-generational Family Book Signing, Photo Exhibit and Presentations Books

At the A Night to Remember: A Multi-generational Family Book Signing, Photo Exhibit and Presentations the following books were signed by the authors.

Balancing the Rift: ReCONNECTualizing the Pasenture by Irucka Ajani Embry *

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"Balancing the Rift: ReCONNECTualizing the Pasenture" is a creative, eclectic compilation that blends together fiction and non–fiction in the forms of narrative and poetry.  The blending in this book covers a range of ideas and topics, such as: agriculture, climate change, depression, economics, family ties, forgiveness, freedom, GMOs, identity, love, peace, politics, poverty, relationships, religion, science, spirituality, sustainability, violence, water, and war.  Through those concepts Irucka offers his own personal observations and reflections as he continues to question the nature of Reality that we experience.  In addition to his thoughts, Irucka has included many useful print resources that will help you wake up and get up from your slumber.

Chance or Circumstance? by James R. Mapp

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  • Formats: Paperback, Hardcover, and e–book
  • ISBN–13: 9781491780312 (Hardcover), 9781491780336 (Paperback)
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When it comes to issues of race and color of one’s skin, ignorance and racism persist to this day.  It’s necessary to make connections from the past to erase the veil of ignorance.  In "Chance or Circumstance?", author James R. Mapp offers an account of the history of race relations and the road to desegregation and open accommodations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from the 1960s to the present. This memoir tells of people, places, and events that occurred during that tumultuous era. Mapp—a lifetime member of the NAACP—has been entrenched in the movement for racial equality and positive change for more than sixty years.  "Chance or Circumstance?" tells what motivated Mapp and others to endure hardships, sacrifice incomes, and even risk their lives to right a wrong that had oppressed African Americans since slavery.  It looks at the effect of Howard School (then, the only high school for Negro students in Chattanooga, Tennessee) and the positive effects on the city that Howard alumni and students have had.  Written from an historical and personal perspective, Mapp instills racial pride by revealing the hard work involved in the struggle for civil rights.  It details a set of events that played out in this mid–size southern city as students, organizations, and ordinary citizens joined the attack on racial segregation in public accommodations and schools.

Close Your Eyes by Ivy Barksdale *

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  • Formats: Paperback
  • ISBN–13: 9780990462422
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22 years ago Val and Ivy Barksdale were blessed with their twins, Martina and Marcellus and Darius, four years later.  Like all babies, Martina, Marcellus and Darius cried for whatever they needed.  Bedtime was no different, until Ivy realized she had the most soothing potion to aid her sleepy infants on that blissful journey to the land of sweet dreams.  That melodious potion was her voice and an original lullaby that was birthed with the same love that brought her children into this world.  That lullaby became the words to her newly released children’s read–it–to–me–night–time book called Close Your Eyes.  Although the words are a lullaby, they are inspirational by nature and can be read at any time of day.

Expanding Horizons Through Creative Expressions: Reflections and Thoughts Related to the Struggle for Peace, Sustainability, Equality, and the Search for Humanity by Obiora Embry *

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"Expanding Horizons Through Creative Expressions: Reflections and Thoughts Related to the Struggle for Peace, Sustainability, Equality, and the Search for Humanity" is a forward thinking book that provokes thought and challenges mainstream.  It is a revolution of the mind and pen that addresses subject that may be uncomfortable to some however is needed to take social, environmental, and global activism to the next level.  The book represents voices from the future crying out by a true visionary that is a passionate warrior, protector, and care taker of Mother Earth.

Recipes & Remembrances: The Embry Family Cookbook by the Embry family; Organized by Maya Hinton

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This cookbook is dedicated to the memory of Alex and Roselia Embry, two wonderful parents of seven children, twelve grandchildren, eleven great–grandchildren, and one great–great-grandchild.  Alex and Roselia Embry were married in Richmond, Kentucky, on December 24, 1940.  Without their expertise in the kitchen this cookbook would not be possible.  They passed their culinary skills to their children and their children took these special abilities and transferred them to their children, which carry on generation after generation.  One of their daughters, Sandra, decided to start her own catering business and named it after her parents, Alrose Catering.  During family gatherings and holidays throughout the year the memories of Alex and Roselia Embry come alive.  This is evident when the many recipes they created during their lifetime appear on the table.

The Sustainable World Sourcebook by Sustainable World Coalition (Jim Embry served as a writer and photographer) *

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  • Price: $12

A concise book written by various contributors, including Jim Embry, that provides solutions to some of the most challenging global problems of the 21st Century.

You Are Your Child’s Best Teacher: A Holistic Guide to Link Home and School by Dr. Deborah Mapp–Embry *

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  • ISBN–13: 978–1–4675–4761–1
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Our children and the complexities of 21st century living demand that families and schools intentionally work together so more of our children will be successful at home, at school, and in life.  This short, full color booklet for parents and families offers suggestions with an action plan for more positive development of children and families with Kentucky standards.

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