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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Introducing the Morgan Love Book Series (for girls age 7 to 9) by Stephanie Perry Moore

About the Books

The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 – 9 years old. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development. It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, english and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.

A+ Attitude

Morgan is sad and mad at the world because things are not going the way she wants. Why does my daddy have to leave again to save the country? Why do I have to go live with mommy and her new husband? Why does my mommy have to have a new baby? Why do I have to go to a new school? Why do I have to make new friends? Why? Why? Why? Though she is having a hard time adjusting to all the new things in her life, especially her new baby brother and stepdad, Derek, Morgan makes up her mind that no matter what is going on, she is going to have an A+ attitude.

Speak Up

When Morgan discovers that Antoine and Alec, the new kids on her block are big bullies she doesn’t know what to do. When she goes back to school, she finds out that Alec is the also the new kid in her class. When her friend Trey, stops hanging out with her and the others and hangs out with Alec instead, she is worried. She doesn’t want Trey to get into trouble nor have the other kids think she’s a tattletale. Morgan is having a hard time knowing what she should do. Should she continue to keep quiet or is it time to speak up?

Something Special

Morgan, wanting to fit in with the crowd, teases a large girl and a special-ed kid at school. When she is caught she has to go to the principal’s office. When she finds out how much her teasing hurt her classmates she feels bad. Later, while playing together, Morgan and her cousins all share a secret wish. Morgan wants to be prettier. Drake wants to be taller. Sadie wants longer hair. When she goes to vacation bible school Morgan learns that God made each person just the way they are for a reason, even those kids she laughed at and teased. Just the way they are, is okay and they are all something special to God.

Right Thing

When Morgan lets her best friend, Brook talk her into doing something her mommy tells her not to do, she gets into trouble. But that does not stop Morgan from disobeying her mommy again. When she ignores her mommy and takes her iPod to school, she not only gets in trouble but is badly hurt by one of the older girls. She learns that when she doesn’t obey her parents she is not only letting them down but God too. The next time Brook tries to talk Morgan into doing what she knows is wrong; Morgan decides to do the right thing.

No Fear

Don’t be afraid. Have no fear. That’s what Morgan’s parents and grandparents were always telling her. But she was having a hard time doing what they said as she thought about the big test coming up and wondered if her daddy was on the navy shipped that was recently attacked. When Morgan shares her fears with her mommy, her mommy tells her about the good news from God and about Heaven, Morgan begins to understand why her parents and grandparents are always telling her to have no fear.

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About the Author

STEPHANIE PERRY MOORE is the author of many Young Adult Christian fiction titles, including the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series. She is also the co-editor for the impactful BibleZine, REAL. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, showing them how they can live life fully and do it God’s way. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and author, and their three children. Visit her website at

Monday, February 13, 2012

Precedents: Simmer Before You Boil

It’s February, the month nationally recognized as Black History Month in the good ole U.S. of A. Today is Monday, February 13, 2012 – the first day of the work week, when most of us start anew. While some of us are morning people - the early risers always ready to go, others of us dread the return to our business routines, battling our blankets ever so effortlessly, moping to the restroom to freshen and ready ourselves for the work day. Today was one of the latter scenarios for me. Why am I telling you all of this you ask – because this information sets precedence for the mood I was in when I checked my boss’ mail slot for mail delivered over the weekend.

For some odd reason, the February 2012 issue of the ABA Journal(The Lawyer’s Magazine), is just now making its debut. In it, I found the following:

Anyone that knows me probably knows my nostrils flared immediately after reading this – “We just can’t get any credit – hmph.” My first thoughts were negative in that, “Here it is Black History Month of all months, and “they” just can’t let us have ours. WE started the NAACP but in typical fashion, credit is not being given where due.” Hold your horses now . . . fast forward 10 minutes later . . . I immediately pumped the brakes on my ill-warranted emotions . . . nostrils back in sister . . .

After doing a quick Google search, the information is indeed true. According to the NAACP official website, Mary White Ovington indeed answered the challenge of William English Walling to “revive the spirit of the abolitionist movement.” (Hodak, ABA Journal, Feb. 2012, p. 72) After fact checking these two individuals’ names, I digress and have learned something new today. Maybe some or all of you knew and have been privy to this information, for others like me it’s never too late to learn something new. Call me what you want or perhaps I’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere to not have known this but I’m not afraid nor embarrassed to admit that I didn’t.

On another note, the lesson I take away from this and the message to all my blog readers is this – it’s okay to receive a helping hand to help pull you up to where you need to be, no matter the race, creed, color, or ethnicity. Thus the word play in the title of this post – William Walling and Mary Ovington had preceding actions that influenced what evolved into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Today, my research allowed me to simmer before boiling.  The slow simmer, the emotion that took precedence before fully-surfaced anger.