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I Have a Mayor Named Latoya The Voice of Hope
Looking for a story that teaches children what resilience looks like for ages 6-12. This book tells the story of a young girl who deals with family and global change that affect her whole world. As a young girl, suddenly things change after a new President is elected. The demographics of her neighborhood change. The neighborhood becomes drug infested, social programs that united families go away, her mother loses her job and her parents’ are now divorced. She takes her pain and move to healing through social change and becoming involved in politics after attending neighborhood meetings with grandma and witnessing change happen. As an adult, she puts this same process to the test as she helps persevere and rebuild the neighborhood of Broadmoor. Learn how this working mother, wife, Mayor, and HBCU graduate becomes the picture of resilience because she used her faith and journaling skills to overcome challenges rather than allow defeat! Look for more books from the Brown Girl Resilience Book Collection.