Dr. Stephen Bond’s book “Perseverance In A Strange Land” Collects His Wilson [NC] Preparatory Academy Students’ Responses to 2020

New York, NY, Jun 28, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Dr. Stephen Bond’s book “Perseverance In A Strange Land” collects his Wilson [NC] Preparatory Academy students’ responses to 2020. While adults debate closing and re-opening schools, youth endure Covid-19-created home isolation juxtaposed to street protests against racism and police violence. Twenty-year veteran history/social studies teacher, Dr. Stephen Bond’s book “Perseverance In A Strange Land” collects his Wilson [NC] Preparatory Academy students’ responses to 2020., like lightning in a bottle. They explore a range of emotions, probe individual identity and question the wider world they’re on the verge of entering.

Casual social life on-hold, life-markers like prom, athletics and gradation canceled, form introspection in journal entries by multi-racial students, mostly male, aged 15 to 18. Grappling with the cell phone video of Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, students are vulnerable, sad, indignant and insightful. Kids long for adolescence fun in contrast to being confronted with racism and students’ vow to carry on the decades’ struggle for justice.

Drawing on teaching history, Dr. Bond’s section “Motivational Quotes From Phenomenal People Who Made A Difference”. Short bios, photos and quotes of people include JFK, President Barack Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and astronaut Mae C. Jemison. This puts students’ experience in a larger world context where poverty, limited education, being orphaned, racial injustice can be surmounted for ultimate success. Any of these individuals can be a jumping-off point for students’ further research, writing and discussion. The book ends with fun word puzzles and an empathetic epilogue by Dr. Bond.

This book fits multiple audiences: teachers and parents gain understanding of young people’s interior lives; students can find inspiration for creative writing (& other arts projects) or as conversation-starters one-on-one or in classrooms. Anthony Mercer’s bright illustrations provide a reassuring tone for sometimes tough material.

This book deals with the view and voices of youth in the midst of current headlines dealing with protest, systemic racism and the pandemic in the US. Stories that truly tell what they feel and think. Trying to find the answers as to WHY. Excerpts from students who have been taught by Dr. Stephen Bond really grab your attention. Along with many motivational quotes and different activities, this book can activate the kid.. in all of us. James T. Hall – Amazon Review

This book is so inspiring and beautiful. It is wonderful to hear student voices during this uncertain time. I will be using this in my own classes to share their stories with my students in hopes to inspire them to write as well. The perspectives are diverse and heartfelt and you hear the truth of their stories. This book will stand out and serve as a primary historical document for this time of the Great Pandemic that has affected so many all around the world. Susan Binder – Amazon Review

“Perseverance In A Strange Land” ought to be required reading for teacher’s professional development to stay in touch with the Pandemic’s effect on students and to recognize the racism many of their students face. Concise yet stirring, this book has the potential to be a useful tool for teachers, from novice to veteran, in making school very relevant to student’s lives, while keeping flames of possibility burning in students’ minds.

“Perseverance In A Strange Land: Voices of Youth During the Covid-19 Pandemic: by Dr. Stephen Boyd is available at Barnes & Noble, Walt-Mart and Amazon.

Angelique Stefan Releases Her New Motivational Book Life Force: “Healing The Traumas That Cause Life Blocks”

Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 2021 — Angelique Stefan, author and founder of Rebellious Spirit releases her new book, Life Force: “Healing the traumas that causes life blocks”. The book teaches people how to overcome emotional trauma after devastating events.

The book enables readers to choose a path of emotional healing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. It is about accepting where you are and how to overcome hardships. It also motivates readers on how to manifest, remove the emotional blockage and look forward with strength. The book is a personal course of understanding that the author tries to share with her readers. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, iTunes in audio formats, as well as in Spanish translation. You can also find the downloadable link to the book from her website.

Angelique Stefan’s platform Rebellious Spirit helps communities come together in creative and moral harmony. Her books stir powerful emotions and motivate readers that allows them to choose a better life. With a mind aiming to work for the community, she has paved the way for various projects and undertaking to provide them with an outlet of courage and self-independence. Her writings are a manifestation of her own life making them relatable and empathetic. Learn more about her on her website, https://www.rebellious-spirit.com/

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Mystic Ink Publishing Slashes Prices up to 30% For Holiday Pandemic Isolated Readers

SAN DIEGO – Dec. 11, 2020 – Mystic Ink Publishing has slashed the prices for all of its titles in response to the unprecedented Holiday Pandemic as a service to readers and to encourage literacy and add another avenue of escape from enforced isolation.

Mask up and social distancing are now the buzzwords of modern day life.

The publishing world was already in chaos prior to the pandemic, but now it has descended still deeper along with a large swath of businesses that affect every aspect of our lives.

At present writers conferences, conventions, book signings, book launches, speaking engagements, and all other traditional literary events involving social contact are in an indefinite state of limbo along with restaurant dining, travel, and a multitude of other activities that until recently were a normal part of our every day lives.

Reading by its very nature is a solo act and for those who cannot go anywhere, they can travel through the written word and meet new characters both good and bad, and live vicariously through the adventures of heroes who live between the pages as well as learning more about any number of subjects.

If you want to embrace exotic adventures of the mind from a publisher that moves to the beat of a different drummer in a number of genres, Mystic Ink Publishing has a variety of e-book, tree book, and audio formats available.

Come visit https://mysticinkpublishing.com

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