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Amber Books

Literary Divas
LITERARY DIVAS

Author:Heather Covington

A compilation of biographies about powerful African American women who made their mark in the publishing industry. Literary Divas share their pain, struggles, desires, and triumphs through their written words as messengers of time and circumstance. Their triumphs and achievements to socio- political cries disguised within novels, poetry, non-fiction reference resources, children?s books, romance novels, mysteries and today?s urban books invite readers to journey through their experiences from bold love and romance to unabashed self-identity crisis and political issues to the plight of today?s Black family and rise in rank all the way to the top. Literary Divas? stories will amaze as well as make us cry, bring joy and laughter.

About the Author Nubian Queen of Literary Promotion" Heather Covington is one of the most influential African- American Historians, Photo Journalists and Promoters of literature whose work as also a Humanitarian, Poetical Activist and Educator of youth evolved right on the cusp of a new millennium. Heather Covington?s business and work has been featured in the Amsterdam News, Carib News, Daily News, Jolie Magazine, The Beacon, Black Star News, Black News Channel, AMAG, Black Issues Book Review and QBR: Black Book Review.

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$16.95
ISBN: 0976773538
Publisher: Amber Books; 1st edition (April 10, 2006)
Paperback: 320 pages



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Wavy, Kinky, Curly?
WAVY, KINKY, CURLY?

Author:Deborah R. Lilly

WAVY, KINKY, CURLY?.The African American Child's Hair Care Guide is the nation's leading hair care book for parents of African American children.
THE NATION'S #1 CHILDREN'S HAIR CARE BOOK IS designed to help you take better care of your child's hair while making the daily hair care routine between you and your child a more pleasant experience. If you have infants and children up to 12 years old this book is a MUST HAVE!
WAVY, KINKY, CURLY?.The African American Child's Hair Care Guide gives you step-by-step instructions so that taking care of your child's hair will become easier. This is a complete guide to managing your child's hair so it grows strong and healthy. Deborah Lilly, a 30-year veteran professional hairstylist advises, Before you try anything, I want you to begin with a clear understanding of hair textures because it will help you know what is best for your child's hair. The longer, thicker and curlier the hair, the more time, product and patience you will need.
WAVY, KINKY, CURLY?.The African American Child's Hair Care Guide will discuss the necessity and show you how to use different tools, combs and brushes on different textures of hair. The right comb or brush can be the difference between your child's laughter or tears.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILD'S HAIR!! The book is written according to age and hair texture, and then gives you information about products and tools that work well on African American hair, ending with a question and answer section called What If. The detailed chapters have step by step instructions, illustrations and photos, including topics such as: Training Your Child's Hair, Changes Will Come, Pressing Your Daughter's Hair, Relaxing vs Texturizing, Curling Methods, Tools & Tips, Braiding Your Daughter's Hair, Pros & Cons of Cutting, Understanding Hair Loss, and Feed the Body Nourish the Hair.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$13.95



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Beautiful Black Hair
BEAUTIFUL BLACK HAIR

Author:Shamboosie

BEAUTIFUL BLACK HAIR - REAL SOLUTIONS TO REAL PROBLEMS - A Step-By-Step Instructional Guide is the #1 African-American Hair Care Book in the Nation.

It is the classic guide that has the answers to all your questions about the care of your hair whether it is natural, relaxed or color-treated. Written by Shamboosie, a twenty-year veteran of the hair care industry BEAUTIFUL BLACK HAIR TEACHES you everything you need to know about: growing your hair long and healthy, stopping your hair from breaking overnight, getting rid of dryness and preventing it forever, applying chemical relaxer properly with no burning ever, choosing the best conditioners for your hair and using a daily maintenance program for maximum effectiveness. Chapters include: Hair: What is It? / It's Growing: Understanding Hair Growth / Beautiful Brown Babies: Children's Hair Care Solutions / The Care Package: Real Solutions That Really Work / Stop The Breakage: Putting an End to Dry Brittle Hair / It's A Natural Thing: Natural Hair, Extensions, Weaves and Wigs / Great Looking Hair Anywhere: How to Have Hair That Looks Great All The Time / The Color of Hair / The System #1: The Sodium Hydroxide Conditioning Lye Relaxer / The System #2 - Using Marcel Irons, Pressing, and Curling with a Gentle Touch / Getting it Together: Rethinking the Hair Care Routine

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$14.95
ISBN: 0970222467



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Michael Jackson
MICHAEL JACKSON

Author:Jel Lewis (Jones)

The King of Pop is one of the most loved and admired individuals in the world. His music can be found in every corner of the world. The people, who love Michael, love him because of his kind and generous heart. He has given more donations to help the poor and educate under privileged students than any other musician in the world.

MICHAEL JACKSON: The King of Pop
Brings you right into Michael's heart and into his home, where you'll visit Neverland and learn about the secrets of his childhood. This INTERNATIONALLY BEST SELLING BOOK chronicles Michael Jackson's interviews with major talk show hosts and leading magazines, such as: Oprah Winfrey, Dianne Sawyer and Barbara Walters, USA Today, Vibe Magazine; and lists his songs, lyrics and films. Michael Jackson: King of Pop also features a 16-page color insert.

TELLS IT ALL!
This tell-all book includes chapters, such as: ?Michael and His First Wife Lisa Marie?, ?Michael and His Second Wife Deborah Rowe?, Michael in the Face of Negative Press?, ?Song Lyrics, Awards, Achievements and Films?. As a huge Michael Jackson fan, author, Jel Lewis (Jones) wanted to do something special and give something back to the King of Pop. Her gift to him is this positive book about his life and his music career. According to Ms. Lewis (Jones), ?I have admired and adored Michael Jackson from the first time I heard his name and listened to his music. I have never been more fascinated by an entertainer before or since. I have always wanted to meet him and get the opportunity to shake his hand for bringing so much love into the hearts of so many.?

Retails:$29.95
C&B Price:$19.95
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The Afrocentric Bride
THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE

Author:Therez Fleetwood

THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE is the internationally acclaimed national best-seller and the ultimate styling guide for every bride of color who wants to look and feel her best on that Perfect Wedding Day.

You'll find everything you need to create an everlasting fashion statement. THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE individualizes your visual statement and style with instructions on creating a cohesive, elegant wedding. It is the only comprehensive style guide for brides of color. Whether your wedding is formal, informal, Afrocentric or traditional, THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE will show you how to choose your wedding style. You'll learn how to select the best bridal gown and silhouette that will enhance your shape and flatter your figure. THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE shows you how to adorn your wedding gown with ethnic elegance, such as: colorful beads, cowrie shells and embroidery. It's all here! From organizing your bridesmaid's dresses with the right colors and silhouettes and choosing headpieces, headbands, beads, wraps and crowns that flatter your face and complement your dress. THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE, featuring the Therez Fleetwood Bridal Collection has shown thousands and thousands of women how to successfully present their Perfect Wedding Day

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$14.95
ISBN: 0972751912



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50 Cent No Holds Barred
50 CENTS:NO HOLDS BARRED

Author:Jake Brown

Producer and Author Jake Brown bring you into the world of Gangsta Rap with a close up view of the life of 50 Cent, including the successes, struggles?and even the jail time.
THE MOVIE!
THE HUSTLE THE THREATS THE LOCKUP
THE STRATEGY THE EVOLUTION OF 50 CENT

After years of struggle, 50 Cent's perseverance is finally paying off, BIG TIME. Less than a year after the release of his debut LP, 50, in October, 2003, he moved out of his native Queens, New York neighborhood for good and into a 52-room mansion in Farmington, Connecticut, formally owned by boxer Mike Tyson.

METEORIC!!! AUTHENTIC!!!
Vividly describes 50 Cents? obstacles and victories as a rapper.

- Source Magazine
In terms of keeping it real both with his own child and with his fans, 50 makes no apologies, and offers only honesty about what he did to reach the remarkable pinnacle he has attained at 28 years of age, almost a decade removed from his prison sentence for crack dealing, and a lifetime from where society statistically expected him to end up.
EVERY DETAIL OF 50'S "LIFE ON THE EDGE" IS COVERED in such chapters as: "50 Cent:, "Get Rich or Die Trying", "Nine Shots" and "G-Unit".

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$14.95
ISBN: 097677352X



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The African-American Writer's Guide to Successful Self Publishing
SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHING

Author:Takesha Powell

Takesha Powell, a New York City native is the former Managing Editor of Black Elegance and Belle magazines as well as former Editor-in-Chief of Jive / Intimacy magazines. Ms Powell has two self-published books: an anthology of poetry entitled Tender Headed: Poems For Nappy Thoughts I Left Uncombed, and a novel, The Goode Sisters . Her next work, The Sisterhood Commandments: A Novella is due for release August 2005. She resides both in New York and New Jersey with her daughter.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$12.95
ISBN: 0972751971



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