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Cartoonist Extraordinare, Jerry Craft Draws It Each and Every Time

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jerry craft,cartoonist,mamasboyz "Jerry Craft has 'crafted' a book of his comic strips chock full of real people and poignant messages. Accessible to everyone, it provides hours of discussion between those young and older, across ages, races, and other 'borders' both real and imagined. Mama s Boyz: Home Schoolin is 112-pages of comic strips and stories aimed at getting kids and young adults to focus on the positive sides of African-American life. The book follows a year in the life of the Porter family, which is made up of Pauline (a widow), her two teenaged sons, Tyrell and Yusuf, and Gran pa and Uncle Greg. In January, Gran'pa takes the boys downtown to eat at a lunch counter in celebration of Dr Martin Luther King s birthday. For the first time, the teens are made to realize what life was like before the Civil Rights Movement as Gran pa makes Yusuf give up his seat to a white passenger. Once at the restaurant, they are told how African Americans used to have to enter through the back door and were not even permitted to sit at the counter. These are crucial parts of our past that many of today's youth know absolutely nothing about! Other topics include an appreciation of Black History and Women's History Months, back-to-school (Mom's favorite time of the year!) and Kwanzaa to name a few. And when the boys have to take care of their flu-sickened Mom during Mother's Day, they realize just how much she does for them on a day-to-day basis. Mama s Boyz: Home Schoolin' is a great read for everyone from eight to 108! And it s something the whole family can and SHOULD enjoy together, which is a rarity in itself. Join Jerry Craft on The Wealthy Speaker Show, (646) 595-4797 and or join us in the web chat room http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann

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