"At Mama's Knee: Mother's and Race in Black and White" by April Ryan

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

TITLE: At Mama's Knee: Mother's and Race in Black and White

AUTHOR: April Ryan

PUBLISHER: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

PUBLISHED DATE: December 15, 2016

ISBN: 9781442265639

PAGES: 180

If you've been paying any attention at all to the news - you have heard of April Ryan. She is a White House correspondent on the front lines of an unprecedented presidential administration. She has been on the receiving end of highly controversial encounters from...

Sean Spicer:

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

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Omarosa Manigault:

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The Donald:

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In each encounter Ryan has handled herself with professionalism, poise, and grace. I follow her on Twitter where she'd tweeted about a book she'd written. When I saw it available on my library Hoopla, it was a no-brainer that I had to read it.

Ryan describes her humble roots growing up in Baltimore, her loving mother - now deceased, who gave her a solid foundation, her supportive family who helped her as a single mother raising two daughters, issues she feels is contributing to poor conditions in the African American community and the need for more discipline in African American youth, and the use of the "N-Word".

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