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Awakenings Paperback – August 8, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0965319706 ISBN-10: 0965319709 Edition: 2nd Rev

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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Jireh Publications; 2nd Rev edition (August 8, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965319709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965319706
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,942,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...Awakenings will actually appeal to anyone who has had the self-doubt of wondering whether they could have made more out of their life. Awakenings is especially powerful in the fact that it transcends race..." -- Mark Hills, The Hampton Roads Shopper, April 13, 1994

"A moving account of a black teenagers victory over her surroundings, her poverty, and her fears." -- Multicultural Publishers Exchange National Newsletter, Jan/Feb 1994

"For all young adults, and especially African-American girls, is the book "Awakenings," by Ross-Rodgers. The book is a motivational, real-life story that offers a message of hope in the wake of today's urban crisis." -- Marlene Ford, The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star, October 16, 1994

From the Author

Dear Readers:

One of the main reasons why I wrote Awakenings, is that there are too many people sitting on the sidelines of life. They sit there watching things happen in other peoples lives, instead of making things happen in their own lives.

I believe that each individual is born with at least one talent or gift, that is to be used for the benefit of mankind.

"Why," I wondered, "do so many people come to the end of their lives never having done the things they wanted to?"

The main purpose of Awakenings is to encourage you to go after your dreams. Your dreams can turn into reality.

Choose not to look back on your life, saying "I wish" or "I could have." Be about able to say "I have done" and "I am doing."


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
I think this book is a great inspiration for any female adolescence who is going through those tough years. This book leaves you with the feeling that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind on doing whether your 15 or 55. Great book....it should be in all the public schools.
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By A Customer on February 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
i met the author , Martha J. Ross - Rodgers at a booksigning . I brought a copy of her book Awakenings for my niece who is 15. I decided to read the book myself prior to giving it to her, and I must say that I was quite pleased. This book is an excellent read for people of all ages.Awakenings brought back so many memories for me. The issues that she presented in Awakenings such as intrarace racism was definitely one that I could relate too. You see - the lighter the skin tone, the straighter the hair texture, the more that you were viewed as being better many times in the black community. As a child, I saw this many times, and even now as an adult it is still happening. Ross - Rodgers also brought up other issues such as self esteem and best friend issues. What was interesting was that even though the book is fiction, the issues are real. It is definitely a must read for the ages of 12 years old and up.
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