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Dr. Gail Thompson is a professor at Claremont University and an educational consultant for numerous school districts. She is the author of Through Ebony Eyes, Up Where We Belong, and What African American Parents Want Educators to Know. She lives in Los Angeles.
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  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: African American Images (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935521748
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935521747
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,861,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gail L. Thompson, Ph.D.
Website: www.drgailthompson.com

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Fayetteville State University's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, and former member of the California State Board of Education's "African American Advisory Committee," has written six books: A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth; The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students; Up Where We Belong: Helping African American and Latino Students Rise in School and in Life; African American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences; What African American Parents Want Educators to Know; and Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask About African American Students. She co-wrote a seventh book, Exposing the Culture of Arrogance in the Academy: A Blueprint for Increasing Black Faculty Satisfaction, with Dr. Angela Louque. Dr. Thompson's work has also been published in three edited books, USA Today, and numerous academic journals.
She has appeared on PBS television's Tony Brown's Journal, numerous radio programs, and has been quoted in numerous newspaper articles. Dr. Thompson has served as a reviewer for several academic journals and educational organizations, and has done presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, and consultant work throughout the U.S. and two presentations in Canada. Dr. Thompson taught at a public junior high school for three years, and at a public high school for 11 years. She is married to Rufus, an educator, and they have three children, Dr. Nafissa, Thompson-Spires, NaChe', a high school teacher, and Stephen, a college undergraduate, and a grandson, Iveren.


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The societal pressures of young black culture often prove to be a roadblock to educational advancement. "A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth" is a guide aimed at parents who want to help their children gain a respect and desire to learn to break the mold that so many young black students fall into. Good habits are important to form young as they will stay with children throughout their youth and through high school. "A Brighter Day" is a fine pick for any African American parent who wants more for their child.
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This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!
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