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New York, NY : New American Library, c2012.
Description:
xxii, 291 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Beloved NBA player, poet, youth advocate, and devoted dad Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life: being there for his children. As a participant in President Obama's Fatherhood Initiative, Etan has reached out to young men (often young fathers) in the juvenile detention system and in local communities. He knows firsthand the difference having a father in your life can make. Now he brings together a chorus of voices--athletes and coaches, performers, politicians and leaders of faith--to weigh in on the importance of being a father today. Isaiah Washington, Howard Dean, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Taye Diggs, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tony Hawk, Al Sharpton, Chuck D, and many more share what they've learned from being a father, having a father, or in some cases not having a father around. By taking an active role as fathers, men not only find their own lives more joyful and fulfilling--they pass on to the next generation a legacy of love, wisdom, responsibility, and strength.--From publisher description.
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Got to be there : spending time with your children -- Happy feelings : finding joy with your children -- Stronger than pride : showing love to your children -- You've got a friend : using elders to deliver honesty and wisdom to your children -- The roots of a tree : reaching back into history to lift up your children -- Sky is the limit : helping children overcome fatherlessness -- Don't believe the hype : fighting the stereotypes that can overwhelm your children -- Redemption song : overcoming anger : you have to let it go -- Dear mama : helping single mothers shoulder the burden -- Wake up, everybody : understanding Bill Cosby's plea for responsible fathers -- Poem / by Etan Thomas -- Conclusion / by Dr. Cornel West.
  
LCCN:
2011045100
ISBN:
9780451236739
0451236734
Other Number:
741538466
Control Number:
728049
  
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