Author: Njeri Maldonado
Publisher: Independently Published
“Mama Didn't Raise This Woman” is the story of a girl finding her way throughout various stages of her life with an emotionally and physically absent mother. In a time when the absentee father epidemic served as the blame for society’s woes, Naja constantly wondered why she felt rejected considering she was not among the popular "statistic."
As she aged, Naja learned more about why her mother could not love her as she needed. Yet, she never resolved why she was required to do without the one person she believed could redeem her.
After years of questioning her place in a world where her own mother rejected her, Naja learns that her testimony will help other motherless children navigate through life knowing that they do indeed belong.
Njeri Maldonado is a New Orleans, Louisiana native who loves to spend time with friends and family while eating good food. She has practiced law for nearly fifteen years and currently serves as a judge.
Njeri lives in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband Ramon and their four children; three of whom are in college. She writes real life stories that are relatable and stir up discussion. Her writing style invites the reader into the stories, making it hard to put the books down. In addition to writing,
Njeri spends her free time volunteering and mentoring youth. https://njerimaldonadoauthor.com/
Concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s books, Charnaie Gordon and her two kids are bridging the literacy gap with their new project that brings diverse books to children in each of the 50 states.
Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........