Book Giveaway #4: We Are Charleston

 

charlestonIf there is anything this nation needs right now, it’s healing. We are a broken people. No question. Our nation is like a big oozing wound. We are sore in all sorts of places. If you are like me, you are probably wondering where do we go to heal?

We Are Charleston may just help us figure that out.

This nonfiction account in the aftermath of the Mother Emanuel shooting is the collaborative work of my friend and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, Herb Frazier, award-winning journalist and childhood member of Mother Emanuel, and Dr. Bernard Edward Powers , A.M.E. Church member and professor of history at the College of Charleston.

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Drawing from interviews with the family and friends of the “The Emanuel Nine” – those killed during prayer meeting on June 17, 2015 by an angry and racist young white boy – We are Charleston addresses the long history of the church that has always fulfilled a healing role in its community. And now carrying its message of healing to a nation in sore need of it.

This is a story of social justice from slavery to the civil rights movement.

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I am looking forward to reading this book myself. But for the opportunity to win a copy, all you need to do is leave me a message below, share on your Social Media sites.

Until then why don’t you hop over to South Carolina Public Radio and listen to the interview with the book’s authors? Click here. 

 

Karen Spears Zacharias

Author/Journalist/Educator. Gold Star Daughter.

6 Comments

Debbie Derrick

about 3 years ago

Hopefully I will win this.

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Karen Spears Zacharias

about 3 years ago

Winner!!! Hope you enjoy WE ARE CHARLESTON! I know I have your address somewhere.

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Pam Jinright

about 3 years ago

I will continue to enter these giveaways and someday I might actually win! At least while I wait to win, I get some good book revommendations

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Linda Williamson

about 3 years ago

What a great way to promote reading and to highlight books that otherwise might not be on our radar. Thanks!

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Pat Branch

about 3 years ago

Here's another one I would most definitely like to win! Thanks again Karen for doing this. Maybe one day I'll get lucky!

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Patricia Jordan

about 3 years ago

I would love a copy of this book. History is a main interest of mine. Appreciate the in-depth reporting of history which has to be done with patience and focus and dedication. Bless those who do that, those that have the smarts and talent and heart!

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