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What Keeps Me Standing: Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope and Inspiration epub

by Dennis Kimbro


What Keeps Me Standing: Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope and Inspiration epub

ISBN: 038550635X

ISBN13: 978-0385506359

Author: Dennis Kimbro

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (April 15, 2003)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB book: 1906 kb

FB2 book: 1259 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 613

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What Keeps Me Standing book.

What Keeps Me Standing book. A set of letters from African American grandmothers to their children and grandchildren, What Keeps Me Standing will have you smiling, agreeing, sometimes wiping a tear, amening and then some by the time your through. reading this book was so reminiscent of my own Grandmothers teachings.

In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns to another group of sages and mentors: the grandmothers who have long been .

In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns to another group of sages and mentors: the grandmothers who have long been the backbone of the African American family and community. Over a period of five years, Kimbro contacted one thousand grandmothers-women from a wide range of backgrounds and locations-asking, "If you had to write a one page letter to your children or the next generation, what would you tell them about life?" Their answers, collected here, show that success in life cannot be measured in terms of wealth and material goods alone.

Dennis Kimbro set about contacting the sages of our time; our grandmothers. He asked each woman to write a letter to her children and tell them something about life. WHAT KEEPS ME STANDING is Kimbro's excellent compilation of these letters

Dennis Kimbro set about contacting the sages of our time; our grandmothers. WHAT KEEPS ME STANDING is Kimbro's excellent compilation of these letters. Our grandmothers are the backbone of the African-American community. Their eyes have born witness to countless events. Their hands have toiled in ways that we will never know. Their arms have offered comfort through some of life's most challenging times.

Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope and Inspiration. About What Keeps Me Standing. In his previous bestsellers, Think and Grow Rich and What Makes the Great Great, Dennis Kimbro revealed the success secrets of highly touted entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, and Olympic athletes, as well as famous black Americans from George Washington Carver to Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns to another group of sages and mentors: the grandmothers who have long been the backbone of the African American family and community.

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What Keeps Me Standing: Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope & Inspiration by Dennis Kimbro

What Keeps Me Standing: Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope & Inspiration by Dennis Kimbro. In Illinois 3 out of every 4 inmates are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their racial content.

Dennis Kimbro NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to author and motivational speaker Dennis Kimbro about his book, What Keeps Me Standing: Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope and Inspiration. May 8, 200312:00 AM ET. Heard on The Tavis Smiley Show. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to author and motivational speaker Dennis Kimbro about his book, What Keeps Me Standing: Letters from Black Grandmothers on Peace, Hope and Inspiration.

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In his previous bestsellers, Think and Grow Richand What Makes the Great Great, Dennis Kimbro revealed the success secrets of highly touted entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, and Olympic athletes, as well as famous black Americans from George Washington Carver to Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns to another group of sages and mentors: the grandmothers who have long been the backbone of the African American family and community. Over a period of five years, Kimbro contacted one thousand grandmothers--women from a wide range of backgrounds and locations--asking, "If you had to write a one page letter to your children or the next generation, what would you tell them about life?" Their answers, collected here, show that success in life cannot be measured in terms of wealth and material goods alone. The lives they describe and the advice they proffer capture both a richness in spirit and a strong belief in the power of every individual to take charge of his or her own destiny. In the face of racism, both blatant and subtle, financial struggles, and personal setbacks, black grandmothers have helped their communities in thousands of tangible and intangible ways, providing support, inspiration, and love not only to their own children and grandchildren but also to neighbors, friends, and extended families.Filled with examples of how even the smallest acts of kindness and compassion can make a difference in the world, What Keeps Me Standing is a treasure trove of the wisdom that comes with years of experience, transformation, and growth. It is the perfect gift.
This is a book that you will read over and over again. Grandmothers share their life experiences and their wisdom. There are so many life lessons in the pages. In many letters you can hear the voice of the grandmother speaking to her love ones. Every grandmother and mother should have a copy of this book. This book may inspire some grandmothers to write letters to their grand children.
If you are looking for a real good Mother's Day present as well as looking for some guidance, and you don't have the benefit of a wise old mama and grandma, well, this is the book for you. Filled with life stories, bits of wisdom,advice,poems and essays, this book will make you come back for more. Written by women in their 50s to their 100s(there were two) who give you words of wisdom and plenty advice. One of my favorite stories was from a 102 year old woman who is the oldest graduate from Spellman(she graduated in 1919), and she talked about how Mr Rosenwald would go out in the southern countryside recruiting young black women with strong Christian values and potential(she said promise)to come to Spellman. She also gave her own personal commentary on the way things were now and why she felt that although this generation had failed to do anything, there was still hope. Her story inspired me the most. A lot of women spoke of growing up in the South, knowing poverty, working for wages that were not compatible with their experience. One lady spoke about working in a laundry for over 50 years because her parents advised her that everybody has got to go out there and work, and so should she. Quite a bit spoke about husbands leaving them(and with no less than seven kids)and how they worked despite of that without the man's help. One woman, who is a great-grandmother, had to take in her four greatgrandkids, because the grandparents and parents as well as the fathers were not interested, and the mother was addicted to crack. Despite the fact that this woman is not in the best of health, she's still thriving and so are the kids(two boys and two girls ages 10-15). One woman quit school, yet went to night school and eventually became a nurse. Another became a nurse after her mother worked hard to do so. She(the daughter) in turn, turned around and helped her mother get her high school diploma and nursing school degree. I could go on and on, but with what I said, you get the point. This book is one of those books that you wish would not stop despite it all. This book deserves more than five stars.(More like 10plus for the content alone). Do yourself a favor Pick up a copy of this book. For yourself, the young mother starting out, anyone looking for a lift, and I promise you, you won't be disappointed.
This is more than just a book, it is a gift that can help one in life. I learned more from the letters in this book, than I ever learned from all the books I read in school. This is my favorite book! I have given this book as a gift to others an they have loved it also. If you enjoy learning or are just open to learning this book is for you.
I imagine my grandmother would have written similar letters.
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This is a wonderful book. It motivates you in a positive way a great collection of words. Very very powerful.
Great....
Awesome Read!!