The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have. When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy. It’ll be a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it, and this’ll be over after while.” From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidosco. Read more about S2S B2B: Perfect Peace
Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary along with our annual author event on Saturday, March 19! Purchase your tickets now to see author and motivational speaker Vanessa Davis Griggs.
Our guest speaker, "God's Cheerleader" Vanessa Davis Griggs, is an author and motivational speaker who adores the power of words both written and spoken. At the end of 1996, this former BellSouth employee left 18 years of service stepping out on faith and decided to pursue her purpose and passion--writing. Vanessa pens a column May I Have a "Word" With You? that appears weekly in The Birmingham Times. Vanessa is the author of novels: Destiny Unlimited, The Rose of Jericho, Promises Beyond Jordan, Wings of Grace, Blessed Trinity, Stongholds, If Memory Serves, Practicing What You Preach, Goodness and Mercy, and The Truth Is The Light. Released in December 28, 2010 is "Ray of Hope" and coming soon is "Redeeming Waters" on July 28, 2011. Griggs will speak, followed by a question & answer period, book signing, and author reception. Read more about Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs
From the New York Times bestselling author of Big Girls Do Cry comes a deliciously provocative new page-turner starring plus-sized diva Loraine Farrow, and the two men in her life...
One of Richmond, Virginia's hottest, most successful women, Loraine Farrow is finally putting the relationship drama behind her. There's nothing she wants more than to settle down with her husband, Leon, and focus on her marriage. Trouble is, her ex-lover, Michael, isn't about to let her go so easily.
But things aren't so simple with Leon either. He's dealing with painful issues from his childhood - and some of them are starting to surface in the bedroom. Leon's seeing a therapist, but what he's uncovering could destroy their marriage for good-unless Michael does it first.
The short time Michael spent with Loraine was the happiest he's ever known, and he-s fired up about winning her back - until he discovers a secret Leon's been hiding. Now he's faced with a wrenching choice: either sacrifice what he wants most, or cause the woman he loves unbearable heartbreak.
Grandmother Ma Ray, a churchgoing woman with a mysterious past, steers her two reckless granddaughters away from trouble with her smarts, savvy-and the word of God…
Troublesome teen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother Lenora can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who agrees to take charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around-and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for…
Sahara and Crystal don't realize what they're up against when it comes to Ma Ray, but when they learn of their grandmother's former rebel antics, which were wild enough to rival their own, they begin to appreciate her present-day passion for leading a more productive life-via family, love, and faith… Read more about Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club
Chosen started the war. In Destined, brother battles brother for ultimate control of their father’s multimillion-dollar ministry in the captivating second novel from Patricia Haley’s provocative new series inspired by the biblical kings David and Solomon.
Don Mitchell thought he’d left DMI headquarters behind forever when he fled to South Africa after his dying father chose his younger, inexperienced half brother Joel to run the thriving family business. But he could not ignore Abigail’s dire request to return to Detroit. After three years of exile, torn between self-preservation and undying devotion to the woman who was once his father’s trusted assistant, he’s considering a plan to secretly assume control of the ministry that Joel, plagued by a slew of illicit affairs and poor business judgment, is plunging into ruin.
When his estranged sister refuses to help him, Don must decide whether to stand up and fight a war he never wished to ignite. Should he face down his power-hungry brother to save the ministry his father worked so hard to build – and take a chance on an unrequited love he never dreamed Abigail would reciprocate – or should he return to the tranquility he’s found in South Africa along with the budding drama-free relationship he left behind? Patricia Haley’s evocative modern-day interpretation of these popular biblical tales will keep readers riveted until the stunning conclusion, when the entire fate of a family rests on their ability and willingness to forgive. Read more about Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club
A perfect Christmas for Lela Edwards this year would include the presence of her husband, her three daughters, and her favorite granddaughter, Darcie. They would each be happy, healthy, and properly married. But life doesn't always unfold in a perfect way, even for God-loving, churchgoing people like these. Lela's husband of fifty years, Walter, has recently passed, and the daughters now live in towns and states far from the Chicago neighborhood where they were raised. Darcie is traveling to Missouri City, Texas, to be with her mother, not to Chicago to be with her grandmother, whom she expects to come down hard on her for deciding to divorce her husband and the father of her unborn child. Lela is upset and annoyed with Darcie and herself for breaking her own time-honored tradition of making a quilt to celebrate each family wedding. The quilt is still in separate pieces, and apparently so is the marriage of Doug and Darcie. Read more about S2SB2B: The Memory Quilt
Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club and Help Yourself to Health Initiative are hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness program October 16 at 2 p.m. The focus will be on breast cancer awareness and how to be in tune with your body. Our guest speaker will share her journey from finding a lump to how she has been able to survive breast cancer.
Huntsville Hospital will provide self examination information and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. The Breast Cancer Awareness Program will be in the Main branch's auditorium. Read more about Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club and the Help Yourself to Health Initiative are partnering to host a Breast Cancer Awareness program October 16 at 2 p.m. The focus will be on breast cancer awareness and how to be in tune with your body. Our guest speaker will share her journey from finding a lump to how she has been able to survive breast cancer.
Huntsville Hospital will provide self examination information and answer questions.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling Lillie Cawthron at 256-851-7492.
Please read more about the "Help Yourself to Health" Initiative below.
Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative
Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative. This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.
“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.
Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source. All events and forums are free to the public.
“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”
The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine.
For more information about this event and others in the Initiative series, please contact Luisa Morenilla at email@example.com or 256-532-2362.