"Dr. Joyce A. Ladner brings profound insight to the challenge of raising strong children in ambivalent times, and offers abundant reasons to rejoice in renewing family ties. A treasury of time-tested virtues." -Bookpage
"[A] wonderful guide . . . . Ladner has taken words of wisdom from generations past to help parents, teachers, and clergy with new insight into instilling pride, courage, and self-esteem in African American children." -Booklist
"A book full of lessons on restoring important values to African American families. . . . [Dr. Ladner] weaves together historical and contemporary issues to offer innovative ways to reconnect the black family." -Ebony
"A practical guide for today, and for a better tomorrow. If you care about African American people, then you must read this book." -Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Emory University
"A crucial template for parents, youth workers, educators, and community groups working closely with young people." -Hugh B. Price, President, National Urban League
"A masterpiece of scholarship." -Andrew Billingsley, University of South Carolina
"An inspirational and compelling book. Everyone committed to preserving African American values should read it. . . . A must for your home library." -Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Joyce A. Ladner, Ph.D., a fellow of the Brookings Institution, is a nationally recognized sociologist and former President of Howard University. Winner of awards from the American Sociological Association and the Association of Black Sociologists, among other honors, she is a frequent commentator on current affairs, race, and children.