Mom and Dad Please Teach Me

A Companion Study Guide

by Joe Wesley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/27/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781480819597
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781480819603
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781480819580

About the Book

Joe Wesley grew up poor knowing he was the grandson of a slave, but he could sleep on his porch at night knowing that no one would do him any harm. He believes the descendants of slaves and the descendants of slave owners can work together to make our country safe again—and it starts with education. Together, we can set an example for others to follow. In this guidebook written primarily for African-Americans, he delivers practical advice on: • teaching children math skills; • getting an education after dropping out of high school; • creating jobs that support communities; • learning from elders. If the United States of America wants to set an example for the rest of the world and continue to be the world’s leading innovator, it must begin with educating every single citizen—regardless of origin or class status. No matter what your background, you’ll be inspired to keep learning with Mom and Dad Please Teach Me.

About the Author

Joe Wesley, the grandson of an African slave, has traveled the world as a photographer, served in the U. S. Army, and was a picture editor at the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, which won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 1976. He also was a contract specialist with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, retiring in 1998. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.