Chicken Soup for the African American Soul by Jack Canfield
Celebrating and Sharing Our Culture, One Story at a Time (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

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This is the book everyone has been waiting for—an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American.
Combine Ilyana Vanzant and Terry McMillan, then include a dash of E. Lynn Harris, and you’ve got Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. This book captures the spirit of the community through inspiring storytelling that understands both the struggles and joys of being African American. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights movement to today’s business leaders and gangsta culture, this book is a primer on black history. And like all Chicken Soup books, it’s a moving tribute to the small things—a moment of insight, a mentor, a lover, the loss of innocence—that make life worth living.
This great volume is focused on representing all facets of African American life—man and woman; young and old; rural, suburban, and urban; rich and poor; race conscious and mostly color-blind.
 

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Jack Canfield Jack Canfield earned his Bachelor's of Arts from Harvard and a Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. he also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Santa Monica. Canfield has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist and a leading authority in the area of self esteem and personal development for approximately 30 years. Canfield is the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which has over 36 titles, 53 million copies in print and is translated into over 32 languages. He is the founder of Self Esteem Seminars in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees in how to accelerate achievement. Canfield is also the founder of the Foundation for Self Esteem which provides self esteem resources and training for social workers, welfare recipients and Human Resource professionals. Some of his clients include Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, Caldwell Banker, Federal Express, Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals and the American Alzheimers Association. In 1987, Canfield was appointed by the California Legislature to the California Task Force to Promote Self Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. He is the co-founder of the National Association for Self Esteem, and a member of the association for Holistic Education, as well as the National Association for for Self Esteem, where he was also a past member of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of the 1993 National Leadership Award. He is also a member of the National Staff Development Council and the National Speakers Association. In 1989, Canfield was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, an honor that is held by less than 5% of NSA's membership. In 1997, he was nominated by three of NSA's past presidents for the coveted CPAE designation. Canfield has appeared on such television shows as Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20, Eye to Eye, the NBC Nightly News and the BBC.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Chicken Soup for the Soul. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This newest addition to the bestselling series features Chicken Soup's trademark stories in a tribute to a culture that prides itself on survival, resiliency, healing, prayer and perseverance. Thi

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Norma Reedy tells of the Big Brother volunteer who befriended her son, who had been recently diagnosed with leukemia, while Rotary International volunteer Carolyn E.

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Wisdom That's Par for the Course Golfers with a taste for chicken soup will appreciate Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery and Mark and Chrissy Donnelly's Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round: More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links.

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The authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books (Canfield and Hansen) now team up with the Acts of Kindness authors to bring forth yet another collection of sentimental anecdotes.

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Health Communications' Inc.'s Chicken Soup series has hatched another chick, though this one is so superior to the usual round of ""chicken soup for the [insert your occupation or identity here]'s soul"" that it deserves special mention.

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Parents and teachers join with teen voices in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters: Letters of Life, Love and Learning edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger.

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Nourishment for the spirit is served with two new portions: Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One provides solace and encouragement to those in need.

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Building on the success of 1997's Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and its numerous spin-offs is Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship.

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