Celebrate Women's History Month with Authors Maisha I and Dr. Adrienne Bryant

Join newly published authors for a book-signing.

Maisha I shares her life story in her book, Journey to I, encouraging others to never give up and to find the winning strength within themselves. Dr. Bryant honors the creativity of parents with her book, Original African American Names: Undefined. Each author shares the inspirational and empowering feeling when meaning is rendered from one’s name. Stop by and join us for what promises to be an interesting afternoon. Authors will be selling copies of their books.

Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell Library

Nine lives? Maisha I has lived many more than that! Most of which were greatly troubled and dark. Rising from the ashes of what was a disaster, she shares her life story to encourage others to never give up and to find the winning strength within themselves. Maisha spends her time counseling victims of domestic violence, educating the community about signs of pedophilic behavior, helping families honor and support LBGTQA teens, suicide prevention awareness training, facilitating effective parent and teen communication, certified substance abuse counselor, international host for teen ambassadors and teen court advocate. Her experiences have ranged from coaching births to financial literacy. She is also a strong advocate for “physicians heal thyself” and has studied numerous natural healing modalities. Her experiences have created a unique vantage point and the ability to help others embrace their challenges gracefully and move through them powerfully. Maisha currently speaks at events that empower and inspire others.

Dr. Adrienne N. Bryant is an educator in a major urban district. She is from Seattle, Washington and has lived and traveled all over the United States and Africa. Dr. Bryant’s career began in Business. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Oklahoma State University. She later earned a Master degree from Regis University with a special education endorsement. As a teacher leader, she wrote grants for her school and classroom, designed before and after school curriculum and programming, and led a successful African infused Summer School program. She ultimately earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Denver. In her dissertation, The Relationship between Teacher Qualification and Achievement of African American Middle School Students, Dr Bryant writes: "Teachers are a guiding force in translating the school curriculum that emerges from established educational policy." Dr Bryant continues to challenge, channel and change young lives toward positive endeavors.

For more information about the upcoming event please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at (720) 865-2401, email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org or visit our website.

Written by HEvans on March 5, 2014

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