by Linda Pate
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. A woman’s heart and unconditional love keep the world turning and bring joy to those closest to her. In their lives, young and older women will experience love, loss and sisterhood. As I searched for great reads that would touch on all of these experiences, I found two great books.
Go Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady (Excelsior Editions $17.95) is a wonderful collection of letters and poetry written to our First Lady, Michelle Obama, by women of all ages and walks of life. Women from around the world share their expression of love and hope to the First Lady and her husband President Obama. The compassion of each letter written is touching. You will feel the encouragement, pain, fear and hopes of women as you read each letter included in this project. Author’s Barbara A. Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram have put together this wonderful project. This book demonstrates true sisterhood.
Adam’s Belle A Memoir of Love Without Bounds (DBM Press, LC $27.95) by Joyce Burnett hares the life of Isabel Powell, who went from a show girl to the wife of the late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. This story allows you to learn about the world of entertainment and the civil rights movement. Her life married to Adam Clayton Powell seemed to be a rollercoaster. This is a wonderful book, especially for history lovers.
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