Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Lisa Nicholas
Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles. This candid, touching, and inspiring collection of stories proves that the spirit of sisterhood extends beyond geography, economics, age, and time. Whether we're passing on family traditions, keeping the faith, or just keepin' it real, one thing is for sure; we are here because of the shoulders we stand on. Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul will leave you feeling as if you've just shared a sacred space with some legendary African American women through quotes or stories from Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Mary McLeod Bethune, and modern day heroines like Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry, and Queen Latifah.
Experience inspiring moments of ordinary sisters doing extraordinary things in the world like voting in a time when voting could cost you your life to learning the true meaning of self love through the simple gesture of letting your hair down. Allow these stories—exclusively for sisters, from sisters—encourage and inspire you as you feed your soul and soothe your spirit.
Lonette McKee (born July 22, 1954) is an American film and television actress, music composer/producer/songwriter, screenwriter and director. McKee was the original, "Sister" in the 1976 movie classic Sparkle. Born in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Dorothy, a Scandinavian, and Lonnie McKee, an African American bricklayer and auto manufacturer employee. McKee's career began in the music business in Detroit as a child prodigy, where she started writing music/lyrics, singing, playing keyboards and performing at the age of seven. At fourteen, she recorded her first record, which became an instant regional pop/R&B hit. In her 35 year career in acting, McKee has worked along side of greats such as Oprah Winfrey, Richard Pryor, Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Gregory Hines and Halle Berry.