The idea of death and dying can be very frightening and confusing, especially for the young. This children's book offers a journey through this often difficult subject matter, through the eyes of a child. "My Forever Airplane" is an uplifting journey of love, hope, and understanding. This book is designed to foster dialogue with our children; an opportunity to express their fears, ideas, concerns, and to ask questions: An opportunity too great to miss.
Where it all Began is a continuation of the story Summers to Remember. Brown-Avery takes her readers through history beginning with her great great grandfather, Charlie Jurallus Applewhite White, the beginning legacy of the White family. Her great great grandmother, Mary Kearney was the property owner of the White family farm, where Brown-Avery and her sisters resided those summers long ago. As her story unfolds, Brown-Avery, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, depicts a time when racial prejudice and segregation of public schools were enforced during the early 1960s. Brown-Avery and her sisters attended segregated schools until the untimely death of one of the most historical figures in the world, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Avery’s parents resided in the ghetto in Wilmington, yet her parents were an upper middle class family. Avery’s mother, Anita White Brown, was a schoolteacher with the New Hanover County School System, while her stepfather, Harold Dennis Brown, was a fireman on the Wilmington Fire Department. Avery discusses what it was like to live through one of the most devastating nights in American History, the riot of the Wilmington Ten versus the white supremacist. Avery gives a vivid account of this night, as well as her first encounters with integration into an all white school. The book features more accounts of Annie the mule along with the fun the sisters had during those early years. Avery takes her readers on a journey in time to where it all began, and how these adventures has made her and the sisters, strong African-American women today.
Patricia was from a middle-class suburban family; her parents struggled to put her through college, yet she became a M.D. She dated insufficient men, lowering her standards, but soon she got tired of dating broke men. She met a handsome gentleman named Michael, a successful established Lawyer, with money. He lavished her with all kinds of gifts, and he gave her the world! Yolanda, Patricia’s best friend was a jealous, lowdown, woman that despised what Patricia had. So, she crossed the line by coming on to one of them, and trying to destroy their relationship and careers. Did she succeed? Did Yolanda want Michael for herself or did she want Patricia? See how their friendship affected and infected the whole family with lies, greed, promiscuity, lust, sexuality and even suicide…even future generations!